Roasted Tomato Risotto

When I find something I really enjoy, I sort of become obsessed. It’s like a mission. For example, when we decided it was time for a second dog. I obsessed, searched rescues and shelters, spent countless hours on Petfinder, researched good dog names. I bugged Brian for the better part of year about a second dog. Then Lego came along and things calmed down a bit.

My current obsession? Roasted tomatoes. I already shared a recipe recently that included roasted tomatoes. And ever since then, I’ve been doing nothing but salting and garlicking and roasting my tomatoes. I used them in this crostini but then also on top of some toast with basil, in pasta, in wraps filled with cheese and caramelized onion. It’s a little sad, almost. Because I just can’t stop.

 And so I took those roasted tomatoes and put them in one of my favorite dishes: risotto. I love risotto and for a while, I was obsessed with that as well. It’s a perfect blend of creaminess and bite from the red wine I incorporated. Then, you toss in those salty, garlicky tomatoes. And it’s like heaven on a fork.


A quick word about risotto. Please, cook it slowly. If Top Chef has taught us anything, it is that risotto is a process that needs patience. Take your time with it.

Roasted Tomato Risotto
Recipe type: dinner
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Serves: 4

  • 2 tsp. butter
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ½ pint tomatoes, roasted with garlic and olive oil

  1. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until it softens.
  2. Add in arborio rice and toast for approximately 1 minute. Add in red wine. Stir and let the rice absorb the wine.
  3. Once the wine has been absorbed, add in ¼ cup chicken stock. Stir and let the rice absorb that as well. This will be a slow process. Repeat the process until you have no more chicken stock.
  4. Add in the tomatoes and stir gently to combine.

4 thoughts on “Roasted Tomato Risotto

  1. haha I’m the same way – I get stuck on things, especially when it comes to various foods! This risotto sounds awesome – roasted tomatoes are amazing on their own but I bet they make this even better!

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