Baby Says Yum: Risotto with Roasted and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Tomato Risotto

Savory and delicious.

I recently discovered Nick’s great cooking blog from a guy’s point of view, Macheesmo. The recipes are interesting and the whole atmosphere is a lot of fun. His step-by-step photos of the recipes are both entertaining and instructive.

We love risotto in our house, including the little one. Risotto is generally a good dish for toddlers: it has lot of flavor, can be made relatively healthily, is easy to eat, and stays quite compact if need be  (think rice ball). While she’s eaten and enjoyed risotto, she looooved Nick’s Super Tomator Risotto.

Super Tomato Risotto
Enough for 4 as an entree.

– 1 1/2 Cups Arborio (or Risotto) Rice
– 1 Cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped finely
– 1 Cup cherry tomatoes, halved and roasted
– 1 medium white onion, chopped
– 4 cloves garlic, minced
– 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
– 2 Tablespoons olive oil
– 6 Cups chicken stock, hot.  Homemade is best, and I would have probably 8 Cups ready knowing I won’t use it all.
– 2/3 Cup dry white wine (like a Chardonnay)
– 2 Tablespoon heavy cream (optional)
– 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
– Salt and Pepper
– Fresh Basil for garnish

The core flavor profile comes from the sundried tomatoes and I was myself suprized of the deep, bold flavors that they delivered.

It’s all vegitarian if you go with vegetable rather than chicken stock and also makes for great leftovers – that’s if there’s any left.

So here’s another great dish to share some interesting flavors with your child that you can enjoy too!

2 Responses to Baby Says Yum: Risotto with Roasted and Sun-dried Tomatoes
  1. Alex Neill
    January 31, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Hey Papa,

    Now that actually looks really tasty!

    No laughing… but I have never even tasted Risotto, I am very set in what I eat think perhaps it’s time to try some new things.

    Alex
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    • papa
      Twitter: papalogic
      January 31, 2011 | 10:32 am

      Alex, you’re missing out!

      I can understand that you are pretty set in what you eat, but this is some something you should definitely give a try. If you’re not into cooking, go to a good Italian restaurant and try it out. It’s basically tasty rice, so you should be safe. Risotto can be served in many ways, so if you like what’s in it (can be veggies, mushrooms, lobster, or sun-dried tomatoes like in this recipe), then you’ll like the dish. If my toddler can like it, I’m sure you can too!

      Thanks for dropping by,

      papalogic

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