Sunday, February 5, 2012

Great Eats: Tomato & Herb Risotto

Tomato & Herb Risotto
Mmm, risotto. This easy and endlessly adaptable dish has such a poor reputation. There is this image of toil and endless stirring, that is very far from the truth - this is a great grab-and-go dish that can be ready in less than 30 minutes, with hardly any prep-work or thought. It, of course, requires an iota of attention - like anything, but so long as you don't let it burn, you are guaranteed a hearty, flavorful side dish that's filling to be it's own meal.

Vegetarian and vegan too!

Inspired and adapted from Smitten Kitchen

1 onion, diced
1tbs olive oil
1 28oz can of diced tomatoes - No salt added
2 cups water
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup arborio rice
4 cloves garlic
Fresh rosemary and sage, to taste
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper

In saucepan combine the tomatoes and water and place over medium heat. In another saucepan, cook onion with oil over medium-high heat, until softened. Add the rice and stir. Cook mixture or a few moments, without letting the rice stick or burn. Add the wine and stir. Let it come to a boil and start adding the hot tomato mixture, half a cup at a time. Lower the heat a tad and stir throughout. Continue adding tomatoes as liquid evaporates. Season generously with salt and pepper. Towards end, add fresh spices and season to taste. Serve hot.

Serves four, if not 6.

1 comment:

tmornings said...

Is there a different kind of rice I can use?