Tomato Parmesan Risotto

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  • Tomato Parmesan Risotto is a tasty dish full of savory, Italian flavors like fresh tomatoes, basil and Parmesan cheese.

    Tomato Parmesan Risotto is a creamy and delicious Italian style risotto recipe. Made with tomatoes, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese! #risottorecipe #howtocookrisotto #parmesanrisotto www.savoryexperiments.com

    Tomato Parmesan Risotto is a creamy Italian style risotto using fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese.

    Have I ever shared my obsession for risotto with you? If not, I am now. I love it!

    Rich, decadent and creamy dishes rate high on my list of favorites. With risotto, I get the creamy without all of the fat and calories that come with heavy cream. I consider that a win-win.

    Tomato Parmesan Risotto is a creamy and delicious Italian style risotto recipe. Made with tomatoes, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese! #risottorecipe #howtocookrisotto #parmesanrisotto www.savoryexperiments.com

    This risotto recipe is flavored with traditional Italian flavors including garlic, basil, and tomatoes. It does use a little bit of Parmesan cheese for flavor, but the creaminess actually comes from releasing starch in the risotto granules.

    Simmering risotto low and slowly adding liquid, while stirring, stirring, stirring is what gives it a unique texture. It is almost the opposite of other types of rice that you want to refrain from stirring or they get mushy.

    Tomato Parmesan Risotto is a creamy and delicious Italian style risotto recipe. Made with tomatoes, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese! #risottorecipe #howtocookrisotto #parmesanrisotto www.savoryexperiments.com

    While the preparation of risotto is time consuming, it isn’t difficult and you will reap the rewards when everyone at the table raves.

    There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to how to cook risotto:

    • Fry your garlic and onions in your butter and olive oil first.
    • Add in your arborio rice and sauté until browned and has a see-through appearance.
    • Next, add in your white wine and stir until its been absorbed.
    • Ladle in a cup of chicken broth at a time and stir until its been absorbed, repeat until all the broth is finished and has been fully absorbed.
    • Add in your last few ingredients: tomatoes, basil, and parmesan cheese, and stir.
    • Let it sit for a few minutes to absorb all the flavors.
    • Top with toasted pine nuts and enjoy!

     

    Tomato Parmesan Risotto is a creamy and delicious Italian style risotto recipe. Made with tomatoes, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese! #risottorecipe #howtocookrisotto #parmesanrisotto www.savoryexperiments.com

    One thing you should do before starting Tomato Parmesan Risotto, is make sure you read my tips on making perfect risotto!

    If you loved this risotto recipe, check out these other easy risotto recipes:

     

    Tomato Parmesan Risotto is a creamy and delicious Italian style risotto recipe. Made with tomatoes, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese! #risottorecipe #howtocookrisotto #parmesanrisotto www.savoryexperiments.com

     

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    Tomato Parmesan Risotto is a creamy and delicious Italian style risotto recipe. Made with tomatoes, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese! #risottorecipe #howtocookrisotto #parmesanrisotto www.savoryexperiments.com
    Tomato Parmesan Risotto
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    40 mins
     
    Tomato Parmesan Risotto is a creamy Italian style risotto using fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese.
    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: how to make risotto, parmesan risotto
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 396 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups arborio rice
    • 1 tablespoon light extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 4 garlic cloves minced
    • 1 white onion diced
    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • 8 cups chicken broth
    • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 3 plum tomatoes seeded and diced
    • 1/3 cup basil torn into strips
    • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese finely grated
    • 2 tablespoons pine nuts , toasted
    Instructions
    1. In a large, wide frying pan, heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat. Saute arborio rice, onion and garlic, stirring with a wooden spoon. Cook for 5 minutes, browning evenly.
    2. Meanwhile, heat chicken broth in a sauce pan until at a low simmer, then reduce to warm.
    3. Add white wine to arborio rice, stirring to absorb. Ladle in one cup of simmering broth and stir. Cook until absorbed. Continue to add 1 cup of simmering broth at a time, waiting until each addition is absorbed before adding the next, until all broth is gone. This process takes about 20 minutes.
    4. Risotto should be creamy and rice granules taut. Stir in salt, tomato, basil and Parmesan cheese. Top with toasted pine nuts. 

    5. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Nutrition Facts
    Tomato Parmesan Risotto
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 396 Calories from Fat 99
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 11g 17%
    Saturated Fat 4g 20%
    Cholesterol 15mg 5%
    Sodium 1705mg 71%
    Potassium 451mg 13%
    Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 1g
    Protein 9g 18%
    Vitamin A 10.2%
    Vitamin C 34.4%
    Calcium 13.5%
    Iron 22%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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