Heirloom Tomato Risotto

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This was my first attempt ever at making risotto, and I think it came out quite well. I used a recipe I found on the Lambert Bridge Winery web site. The risotto was tasty. Creamy without being too fatty. Had a nice toothsome bite to it. Great flavor. And was much easier to make than I imagined. I can’t wait to make risotto again with other flavor combinations. I served it with a couple of beautful tenderloins from Bluescreek grilled outdoors.

I’m sending this to Pam of Sidewalk Shoes, who is hosting this week’s Bookmarked Recipes event.

Heirloom Tomato Risotto and Bluescreek Tenderloin

Heirloom Tomato Risotto
recipe courtesy Lambert Bridge Winery

Ingredients:
2 T unsalted butter
2 T olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
2 C Arborio rice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 C white wine
3-4 C chicken or vegetable stock, kept hot on the stove
4 medium-large heirloom tomatoes, diced
salt & pepper to taste
1 T balsamic vinegar
1/3 C basil, chiffonade
½ C dry jack cheese, grated

In a large heavy bottom skillet, heat butter and olive oil. Add onions and sauté until translucent, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in rice and garlic, cooking until kernels start to turn golden brown. Deglaze with wine and allow liquid to almost evaporate. Add about 1½ cups of hot stock, stirring until almost completely absorbed. Continue until stock is gone and rice is al dente. The whole process should take about 16 to 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add balsamic vinegar. At the last minute stir in tomatoes, most of the basil and half of the dry jack. Place risotto on a platter and top with the remaining cheese and basil. Serves 4.

2 thoughts on “Heirloom Tomato Risotto

  1. Hi! Just hopped in from Bookmarked Recipes! I love this recipe! I have made tomato risotto before, but never added wine. Will try this next time. Thanks for the tip! :)

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