Use up your summer tomatoes with this recipe for Roast Tomato and Pea Risotto. This Italian classic is finished off with a splash of balsamic vinegar and grated Parmesan.
Making risotto doesn’t have to mean endless of stirring over a hot stove.
This budget friendly rice dish is flavored with garlic, fresh herbs and sweet cherry tomatoes. It makes ideal midweek dinner.We grow cherry tomatoes in a little basket outside our backdoor every year and every year I have more cherry tomatoes than I know what to do with.
I’ve used them to make sauces, salads, quick pasta dishes, but I’ve had yet to do a risotto.
So to start off my cherry tomato recipes this summer, I give you this beautiful, cherry tomato risotto.
This risotto is super simple to make. There’s no endless stirring and messing around. You just roast the tomatoes, and everything else ends up in the same pan.
Once you get it going, you just cover it and forget it for 20 minutes.
What could be easier?
At the end I add a splash of balsamic vinegar. I like the sweet and sour richness it adds to the dish, but that part is completely optional.