Thursday, October 25, 2012
Hi everyone! Here's a tasty and easy recipe for risotto! For those who don't know, risotto is a rice dish where rice has been cooked slowly over time in a stock. This creates a wonderfully creamy sauce that is served with the cooked rice. Risotto is a great delivery device for other food flavors, so I wanted to infuse basil and sun dried tomatoes into this risotto.
This recipe calls for chicken stock, but you can substitute with vegetable stock if you prefer.
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
2 tbsp butter
1 chopped yellow onion
4 cloves garlic, chopped
3 oz sun dried tomatoes, chopped
12 oz Arborio rice
1/4 cup white wine
4 cups warm chicken stock
2 tbsp basil
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet over medium heat, add the butter and sautee the onion and garlic until tender. Add the tomatoes and rice, and cook until the rice is coated in butter and translucent.
Add the wine and cook until evaporated.
Stir in 1 cup of stock, and stir. After the stock has been absorbed, add another cup and repeat until all the stock is gone.
Stir in the basil and cheese, and add the salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!