Friday, 8 January 2010

Cherry Tomato Risotto

Well, i must admit. Risotto is what i like to cook the most. And this Tomato cherry risotto i mentioned in my first post, the Lamb Carre.
Risotto is a traditional italian food, therefore there are many steps that you have to follow in order to have a decent quality risotto.

First thing is the 'brodo', that means stock. It demands a homemade stock. My standard stock is 2L of water. 1 onion choped in 2 pieces. 2 carrots in pieces and any herbs you like.
Boil the water with those ingredients for 30 min and there is a good quality stock.

What you need for the risotto: ( serves 4 )

300g of risotto rice (arborio)
1/2 onion chopped into small pieces
100g of butter
50g of parmesan cheese
1L of stock
100g of cherry tomatoes cut in half.
50ml of white wine

Melt half of the butter. Add the onions and the rice. Saute it for about 5 minutes.
Add all the wine at once, and mix well. Keep mixing untill the wine evaporate completely. Now keep adding the stock every once in a while. It should take around 15 minutes to the rice gets cooked, but it still should remain a little bit hard inside. Turn off the heat. Add the cherry tomatos and mix well. Add the rest of the butter and mix it well. Add the parmesan cheese and mix it well.
There you go.


  1. What a delightful cherry tomato risotto. I really enjoy eating risotto but, have always shyed away from making it myself. I think I need to change my ways :-) Very nice post.

  2. This looks like a delicious risotto. I'll have to try it.

  3. hey great minds think alike... I just posted my risotto recipe today as well...

    Come take a look

  4. wipe the blod off before the picture. Nice plate. The title should be the steak, this way you can charge more in a real menu. kkk...