Friday, April 9, 2010

Sun-dried Tomato Risotto

I know...a pot of rice with something funny looking in it doesn’t look like anything special, but
I made this last night and Dick and I both loved it! I found this on a great blog: www.thepioneerwoman.com . She is worth reading for many reasons, so check her out.

Her recipe, with my comments...

Sun-dried Tomato Risotto

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Difficulty: easy
Servings: 10
4 Tbs butter
2 Tbs olive oil
½ whole large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 c Arborio rice, uncooked
8 whole sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and minced
(I used a jar of tomato and basil bruschetta, drained. It could have used 2 jars!)
1 c dry white wine (optional)...yeah, right!
7 c low sodium chicken broth
salt as needed
freshly ground black pepper
1 c Parmesan, freshly grated
1/4 c heavy whipping cream
fresh basil, chiffonade (optional)

Preparation instructions:
Heat broth (note: it’s important the broth be low sodium) in a saucepan or in a microwave safe pitcher. Set aside.

Heat butter and olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Add dry rice. Stir to coat and cook for 3 minutes, stirring gently.

Pour in wine. Stir and cook over medium-low heat until most of the liquid is absorbed. Add in minced sun-dried tomatoes (drained bruschetta) and stir.

Then begin adding broth, one cup at a time, stirring gently while the rice absorbs the liquid each time. Repeat this until the rice is done–it usually takes between 6-8 cups of broth. The rice should have a slight bite to it, but not be crunchy at all.

Remove from heat, then stir in Parmesan and heavy cream. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Serve as a main dish with a salad, or as a side dish with steak, chicken, or fish. Delicious!...PW (Pioneer Woman)

~~This is very easy, but it does take about an hour or longer to get all that rice cooked. 

Bon appetit, y'all!

8 comments:

Barb said...

Sounds yummy! Wine is always an option! hahahaha!

ivana said...

Wow!!!
Dear Sandy...
Perfect recipe..
Maybe our "cook time" is not so long...we have different cooking ways!
I think I'll veisit the blog...very intetresting!!!

Have a great Friday!!!

Hugs!

Ciao!!!

ivana said...

sorry for the errors!

Haley D. said...

Honestly it looks gross but sounds delicious! Are there any leftovers? :)

Sandy B said...

Ivana, my dear...you NEVER have to apologize for any errors in your messages! I could not imagine trying to post on your blog in Italian. Your English, spelling AND typing is much better than some of our native folks, so never ever concern yourself about that.

Ciao, my friend...and more hugs...

Linda said...

Not being a big fan of sun-dried tomatoes I think I'd have to pass on this one - though perhaps it would get me to change my mind on sun-dried tomatoes as it does look yummy!

Have a great Friday in your neck of the woods! We're getting more rain up here but hopefully nothing to cause any more flooding. We've had enough of that thank you very much!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i read this blog too. she had great recipes...

not much new news here.

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoox

Haley D. said...

OK, I got to try a bite and it is DELICIOUS!!!! Way better than it looks. Linda, it has a rich cheesy taste and wasn't tomato-y.