Quick tomato risotto

Quick tomato risotto

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(40 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Making risotto doesn't have to involve hours of stirring over the stove, as this easy tomato recipe proves

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal435
  • fat17g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre3g
  • protein13g
  • salt1.34g
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Ingredients

  • 250g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

    To create an authentic creamy Italian risotto, the use of specialist rice is imperative. It…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 50g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 500ml carton passata
  • 500g punnet cherry tomato
  • 100g ball mozzarella, drained and cut into large chunks
  • grated parmesan (or vegetarian alternative) and shredded basil, to serve
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

Method

  1. Tip the rice, onion and half the butter into a large microwave-proof bowl. Cover and cook in the microwave on High for 3 mins. Stir in the stock and passata, then continue to cook, uncovered, for 10 mins. Give it a good stir and mix in the tomatoes and mozzarella. Microwave on High for a further 8 mins until the rice is cooked and the tomatoes have softened.

  2. Leave the risotto to relax for a few mins, then stir in the remaining butter, parmesan and basil. Season to taste and serve straight from the bowl.

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alicem3
3rd Mar, 2012
Made this loads of times and kids love it. A real family favourite, often add other things at the end to go with it such as a nut cutlet or chicken breast.
bellamyz
19th Jan, 2012
5.05
I cook this probably a couple of times per month when we need something quick and easy. No problems with times maybe depends on type of rice and obviously microwave wattage. Usually add some Italian seasoning and a good pinch of chilli flakes, and sometimes stir some spinach through it at the end of cooking. Love it!! Even my must-have-meat husband loves this.
keristocks
27th Sep, 2011
What a delicious, nutritious recipe, tasty and healthy. Recommended!
magali612
19th Sep, 2011
absolutely fantastic!
emmclean
18th Sep, 2011
4.05
Easiest way to cook risotto ever! Didn't think I'd be a fan of a tomato based risotto but it was very tasty.
icecreamdogpark
11th Jul, 2011
5.05
Loved it ,quick simple and perfect.Did add some garlic and will probably used tinned cherry toms next time.We had sliced chilli sausages on top yum !
lineyloub
23rd Jun, 2011
3.05
Quite nice, but very rich. Probably too many tomatoes, would minimise if I made this again. I did have to cook this for a few extra minutes as the rice didn't seem cooked enough.
kernow45cook
22nd Jun, 2011
How do you cook it without a microwave?
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pwrpuff83
28th Jan, 2011
Nope...I'm being dense! Sorry!
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pwrpuff83
28th Jan, 2011
Am I just being dense or do you never add the other half of the butter...?

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