Herb and Tomato Risotto

Preparation time:
15 mins
Cooking time:
35 mins
Serves:
4
Recipe provided by: Better Homes and Gardens
Rating:

Ingredients

1L vegetable stock
20g butter
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cups arborio or short-grain rice
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup grated Cheddar
1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs (oregano, basil, parsley and chives)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season
Extra grated Cheddar or Parmesan, to serve

Method

1. Heat the stock in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and keep at a low simmer.

2. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes, or until soft. Add the rice and stir for 1 minute, or until well coated.

3. Add 1/2 cup stock, stirring constantly, and cook over medium heat until all the stock is absorbed. Continue adding the stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly over low heat for 20-25 minutes, allowing the stock to be completely absorbed after each addition.

4. When all the stock has been absorbed and the rice is almost cooked, stir in the tomatoes. Cook for a further 2-3 minutes, or until the rice is tender and creamy in texture. Stir in the cheese and herbs and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately with grated Parmesan or extra Cheddar, if desired.

Related cookbooks

Latest Recipes

  • Prawn and Burgundy Truffle Pasta

    This Prawn and Burgundy Truffle Pasta, developed in conjunction with Aldi's special buys gourmet kitchen collection, is perfect for keeping you warm on a winter's night!

    June 26, 2015, 6:28 pm
  • Immune Boosting Bone Broth

    This Immune Boosting Bone Broth recipe from aboutlife is sure to help fight colds and flu this winter.

    June 22, 2015, 4:18 pm
  • Mi6 Belvedere Martini

    This Mi6 Belvedere martini recipe is a winner for World Martini Day with its refreshing, fragrant and zesty elements.

    June 18, 2015, 3:35 pm
  • My Byrce Belvedere Martini

    Tangy, peppery, sweet and sour, this My Byrce Belvedere martini recipe tickles every taste bud.

    June 18, 2015, 2:22 pm