I’ve run out of fresh food Baked Risotto

I’ve run out of fresh food Baked Risotto

Not matter how well you plan every so often you run out of fresh food – well at least I do.  In our non-vegilante days our go to meal was Tomato and Bacon Risotto (canned tomato, frozen bacon….), these days I’ve been trying to perfect a baked (because I’m too lazy to stir) vege risotto.  My in-house taste testers say this one is “pretty good” – which means it still needs some tweaks but probably ready to share.

Baked Vegetable Risotto

  • 50 g Nuttalex (or similar)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 250 g arborio rice
  • 1 teaspoon thyme (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (dried)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 410 g Canned tomatoes (crushed or diced)
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • 250 ml white wine
  • 500 g frozen vegetable mix
  1. Heat Nuttalex in a large baking dish on the stovetop.

  2. Add onion and garlic and saute.

  3. Add rice, stir to coat and cook for a few minutes.

  4. Add thyme and oregano, salt, pepper, canned tomato, vegetable stock and wine, and lightly stir.

    TIP: frozen capsicum can be added at this step for extra flavour

  5. Bake for 45 – 60 minutes.

  6. Serve with crusty bread.

Non-vego option: either serve with grated Parmesan or stir through approximately 60g grated Parmesan after cooking

Storage: cooked risotto can be stored in the fridge for no longer than 1 day.

Note: reheated rice can cause food poisoning, see Rice and Food Poisoning 

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