Quick tomato risotto

Quick tomato risotto

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(47 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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noblegorgeousrose
25th Sep, 2010
4.05
This was delicious. A wonderful way to use up a glut of cherry tomatoes.
magicjewel
13th Aug, 2010
5.05
i really loved this recipe! i'm usually not a fan of risotto but this one is sooooo nice! we made it the traditional way i.e. on the hob and roasted the cherry tomatoes before adding to the risotto, but may do it in the recipe's method if pushed for time. we also reduced the amount of passata but it still gave a lovely tomato flavour and the stringy mozzarella really made the dish. An absolute hit! :)
mazam86
16th Dec, 2009
3.05
not much flavour
mazam86
16th Dec, 2009
3.05
not much flavour
smartgirl
5th Dec, 2009
5.05
I love this recipe, been making it for years, I like adding different veg as well.
snapperjac
8th Nov, 2009
5.05
Extremely easy and very tasty. I never cook anything in the microwave, but this just works so well, I'll be making this again - plenty of ways to modify it too. :)
emhynes
29th Sep, 2009
5.05
Took 6 mins longer in my microwave but well worth the wait. Enjoyed it and sure it will become a mid-week favourite.
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c27858
29th Sep, 2009
5.05
Not a lover of microwave cooking, I do this in a pan on the stove top. It always goes down with my teenage sons and can be varied in loads of ways. This will feature time and time again in my house.
tinydancer
15th Sep, 2009
5.05
Quick- hmm not really. Easy as pie though, just bung it in and get on with other things. Mine turned out beautifully, convenience food at its best!
peejay13
3rd Sep, 2009
3.05
Nice flavours but to be honest found using the microwave more of a faff than the other risottos I've made. Try the smoked salmon and lemon risotto for flavour or the oven baked risotto for ease. I preferred both.

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