Tomato with roasted vegetable risotto

By      13-Oct 2019       Read Time: 3 Mins

Tomato with roasted vegetable risotto

The creamy texture and flavorful dish prepared with rich colored tomatoes, basil and roasted vegetables is all set to be added in your cookbook. It is a wholesome filling meal which makes for a perfect dinner option.

Nutritional Benefits

Risotto is a traditional Italian dish prepared with Arborio rice and is starchier which gives it a creamy texture. It is a healthy combination of proteins, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates which are essential to maintain a healthy well balanced diet. It also aids in weight loss and helps in maintaining a healthy weight. Zucchini is a nutrient-dense food, loaded with fiber, potassium, minerals, vitamins C and K and also helps in digestion.

Ingredients

  • For roasting vegetables
  • 5 to 6 cherry tomatoes
  • ½ small sized red pepper
  • 20 grams – zucchini
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • For the risotto
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 30 grams – onion, diced
  • 2-3 – garlic cloves, minced
  • 30 grams – rice
  • 1 – tomato, small sized
  • 100 milliliter vegetable stock
  • 4 to 5 fresh basil leaves
  • Nutrition Info
  • Amount
  • Calories
  • 253 kcal
  • Carbs
  • 31.4 grams
  • Protein
  • 6.8 grams
  • Fats
  • 10.4 grams

Recommended For: Weight loss

Course: Dinner

Method

  • Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius and add olive oil to a roasting tray.
  • Chop cherry tomatoes, red pepper and zucchini and spread it all in the tray.
  • Add salt and pepper. Properly coat the vegetables with salt and pepper and then roast.
  • Now add olive oil to a frying pan on low medium heat.
  • Sauté the onions for a few minutes and add minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Transfer risotto and pour the vegetable stock then stir it well allowing the rice to absorb it all.
  • After 15 minutes or when the risotto is half cooked, add tomatoes and roasted vegetables into it.
  • Add more stock if needed and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Remove it from the heat and stir in the basil and flavour with salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve hot.

Over to you

It can be counted as comfort food as the recipe is free of cholesterol and hence, is a great option for maintaining a healthy weight. Personalize the dish by adding other healthy vegetables of your choice.

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