Italian comfort food at its best, this creamy and flavorful tomato risotto serves 4 as a main dish or 6 as a side dish.
Yield: 4 servings
Preparation Time: 10 min; Cook: 20 min
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook shallots and rice, 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Combine broth and tomato sauce in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 3 to 4 minutes or until hot.
Meanwhile, stir wine into rice mixture and cook 3 minutes or until almost absorbed by rice. Ladle 1 cup hot tomato-broth mixture into rice, stirring until almost absorbed. Continue adding 1 cup at a time until gone, stirring, until almost absorbed before adding the next.
Stir in basil, Parmesan cheese and lemon zest. Serve with additional basil and black pepper, if desired.
Recipe and photo courtesy of Contadina/Del Monte Foods
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