Creamy Tomato and Basil Risotto



Creamy Tomato and Basil Risotto

Creamy Tomato and Basil Risotto is a delightful Italian-inspired dish that combines the richness of ripe tomatoes, the freshness of basil leaves, and the creamy goodness of Arborio rice. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and perfect for both casual dinners and special occasions.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped onion. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent.
  2. Add the Arborio rice to the saucepan and stir to coat it with the onion and garlic mixture.
  3. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Gradually add the chicken or vegetable broth, one ladle at a time, stirring continuously. Allow the liquid to be absorbed before adding more.
  5. Continue this process until the rice is creamy and cooked al dente.
  6. Stir in the heavy cream, grated Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil leaves. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until everything is well combined.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Remove from heat and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Tomato and Basil Risotto is a delicious Italian dish that combines ripe tomatoes, basil, and Arborio rice for a creamy and flavorful meal.

Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 350, Fat – 12g, Carbohydrates – 53g, Protein – 9g

Creamy Tomato and Basil Risotto is a comfort food classic that never disappoints. The creamy texture and rich flavors make it a hit with both kids and adults. Serve it as a main course or as a side dish to complement your favorite Italian meal. Whether you’re cooking for a weeknight dinner or a special gathering, this recipe is sure to impress. Enjoy the taste of Italy in the comfort of your own kitchen with this delightful dish!

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