Easy Tomato Basil Risotto

AuthorKathleen GloverCategory, , , DifficultyIntermediate

Have you been intimidated by risotto in the past? Fear not! This creamy risotto is great for those who love Italian food and are usually intimidated by risotto. Our tomato basil risotto is not only easy to make but also a healthy choice for either a main course or a side dish. It doesn't take much time to make and with our instructions, you're bound to succeed. The tomato gives it a sweet taste and the basil adds a certain brightness that you have to taste to believe. 

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
Ingredients:
 ¾ cup arborio rice
 2 tomatoes, chopped
 2 cups baby spinach
 1 basil
 ½ onion, chopped
 2.50 cups chicken broth
 ¼ cup dry white wine
 ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
 1 tbsp butter
 1 garlic, minced
 salt
 pepper
Directions:
1

Bring chicken broth to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to low and keep hot. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.

2

Add onion to the butter, season with salt and pepper, and saute until translucent. After that add garlic, and saute for 30 seconds more.

3

Add rice to the large skillet and stir to coat in butter. Next, add wine andstir until nearly absorbed by rice.

4

Add ½ cup chicken broth then stir continuously until broth is absorbed. After that, continue adding broth, ½ cup at a time, stirring until nearly absorbed before adding more.

5

When there is ¼ of the broth remaining, add tomatoes and continue stirring.  After that, add baby spinach and basil with the last broth addition, continually stirring.

6

Finally, stir in Parmesan cheese, and add more salt and pepper to taste.

Ingredients

Ingredients:
 ¾ cup arborio rice
 2 tomatoes, chopped
 2 cups baby spinach
 1 basil
 ½ onion, chopped
 2.50 cups chicken broth
 ¼ cup dry white wine
 ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
 1 tbsp butter
 1 garlic, minced
 salt
 pepper

Directions

Directions:
1

Bring chicken broth to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to low and keep hot. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.

2

Add onion to the butter, season with salt and pepper, and saute until translucent. After that add garlic, and saute for 30 seconds more.

3

Add rice to the large skillet and stir to coat in butter. Next, add wine andstir until nearly absorbed by rice.

4

Add ½ cup chicken broth then stir continuously until broth is absorbed. After that, continue adding broth, ½ cup at a time, stirring until nearly absorbed before adding more.

5

When there is ¼ of the broth remaining, add tomatoes and continue stirring.  After that, add baby spinach and basil with the last broth addition, continually stirring.

6

Finally, stir in Parmesan cheese, and add more salt and pepper to taste.

Easy Tomato Basil Risotto

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