Red Pepper Risotto

A great way to add style and flavour to an everyday rice dish
Cooking Time: 35 mins Makes: 4

Ingredients

• 60g butter, chopped
• 300g onions, chopped finely
• 4 thin slices prosciutto
• 5g Always Fresh Minced Garlic
• 2 cups (400g) Riviana Arborio rice
• 1.5 litres (6 cups) vegetable stock
• 200g Always Fresh Fire Roasted Marinated Red Pepper Strips
• 50g baby spinach leaves, washed
• 1 cup (80g) grated parmesan cheese
• salt and freshly ground black pepper
• 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves

 

Method

  • Heat half the butter in a non stick pan, add the onion, prosciutto and garlic; cook, stirring, over a low heat until the onion is soft but not coloured.
  • Add the rice, stir for about 1 minute or until the rice is coated in the butter mixture.
  • Meanwhile, bring the stock to the boil in a medium pan; reduce heat to a simmer. Add 1/2 cup (125ml) of the stock to the pan, cook, stirring, over a medium heat until the liquid is absorbed. Continue adding the stock in 1/2 cup batches, stirring until absorbed between additions. Total cooking time should be about 20 minutes or until the rice is tender.
  • Stir in the red pepper strips, spinach, half the parmesan, remaining butter and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • The risotto should be creamy – if too thick, add a little boiling water.
  • Serve the risotto topped with the basil leaves and remaining parmesan.
  • Serves 6 as an entrée, or 4 as a main course.
  • Always Fresh Tips: Risotto is best made just before serving. It is not suitable to freeze but is suitable to microwave.

 

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