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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Creamy Risotto with Roasted Red Peppers

 Today I am just going to share a very easy (and delicious) recipe! I hope you try it! I love making it! But before the recipe I want to remind you that Friday is our Coffee Party... so make sure that somehow you "mention coffee" in one of your posts this week so you can link up with us and all the coffee lovers! I promise soon our party will have thumbnails so it's a prettier and more attractive party! ... Also... If you are interested in having your blog featured just send me an e-mail and I'll let you know how it can be done (it's very simple) or visit The Coffee Friday Page for more information!

And now... the recipe!

Creamy Risotto with Roasted Red Peppers

  • 1/8 cup  Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Risotto Arborio Rice
  • 4 cups chicken stock, heated (you may have a little bit of stock left over)
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 container (12 oz) of roasted red peppers with olive oil and garlic (you will use only the red peppers  -chopped- and only about 1/2 the amount in the container)
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese, plus more for serving


- Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add the onion and cook until translucent and softened, about 8 minutes. Make sure not to brown the onions.
- Add the rice and stir to coat each grain. Cook until they are opaque, about 4 minutes.
- Combine with about 1/4 of a cup of chicken broth and cook for 3 minutes, or until the liquid has absorbed. - Add the roasted peppers and 1/2 cup of simmering broth and stir until almost completely absorbed.
- Incorporate the 1/3 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese. Continue cooking the rice by adding the broth one ladle at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each addition of broth to be absorbed before adding the next.
- Continue this process (do not stop stirring) until the rice is tender and creamy, yet still firm to the bite (al dente), about 22 minutes total.
- Remove from the heat. Stir in the butter. This last touch of butter will give the dish extra shine and creaminess.
- Serve with additional Parmesan.


© Paloma K.

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