Monday, September 15, 2008

Baked Tomato Risotto

Inspiration:
The best tomatoes of the season and this recipe from Food & Wine.


Ingredients:
  • 9 cups chicken stock or vegetable broth
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes —peeled, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 pound arborio rice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley


Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 500°. Butter a 9-by-12-inch glass baking dish. In a medium saucepan, bring the stock to a bare simmer; cover and keep warm over low heat.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the garlic and onion and cook over moderately low heat until softened, about 6 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in the rice. Add about 2 cups of the hot stock, or enough to just cover the rice, and cook, stirring constantly, until the stock has been absorbed. Continue to add the stock, 2 cups at a time, stirring briskly, until the rice is tender and the sauce is creamy, about 30 minutes total. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley. Transfer the rice to the prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake the rice for 1 hour, uncovered, until richly browned on top. Serve at once or let stand for up to 20 minutes before serving.

MAKE AHEAD The recipe can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated overnight. Bring the rice to room temperature before baking.


Notes:
I liked the flavors and the crispiness of the rice, but it was slightly too much work for the finished product.

Tim's Rating: 9/10
Liz's Rating: 8/10

8 comments:

Erin said...

Is this the recipe you wanted to try when you made the pomodori al riso? Which one did you like better?

Dunc said...

mmmmmmmmmm....that looks so, so good!

Liz said...

I think I liked the crispy pan risotto from the pomodori al riso a little better. I am going to try that (without stuffing the tomatoes) next.

bakingblonde said...

This looks so good, I am adding to my must try list!!

Erin said...

This looks like it was a great dinner! I love risotto!

Maria said...

Looks like a tasty dish to me.I enjoy a good risotto!!

Stephanie said...

That looks so delicious! I have been wanting to try risotto for a while now,but haven't gotten around to adding it to the menu. Arborio rice is hard to find around here. I'm adding this to my list!

gaga said...

Yum, I love crispy rice.