Caprese risotto

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

40 min

Makes

4 Servings

Caprese risotto

Roberto Caruso


Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large garlic clove , minced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 200 g buffalo-style mozzarella , or bocconcini, sliced into 1/4 inch slices

Instructions

  • Combine broth and tomato juice in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low to keep warm.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until soft but not browned, 1 min. Add rice and stir until glossy, about 1 min. Add wine and stir until rice has absorbed all of the liquid, 3 to 4 min. Add 1/2 cup of broth mixture. Stir often until rice has absorbed most of the liquid, 4 to 6 min. Continue adding broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, until absorbed. Keep heat between medium and medium-low so mixture is just simmering. Stir often until rice is tender to the bite. The entire stirring and cooking process will take about 30 to 35 min. Risotto should be slightly saucy but not soupy. Remove from heat. Stir in parmesan and 1/2 cup basil. Serve immediately. Top with mozzarella and remaining basil.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 463,
  • Protein
  • 17 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50 g,
  • Fat
  • 22 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1209 mg.