nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving:

  • Calories: 355
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 61 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 245 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 6 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Tomato Risotto with Pine Nuts

Tomato Risotto with Pine Nuts

Serves 6

The gentle heat of a rice cooker turns out perfect no-stir risottos.
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.)
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1½ lb. Roma tomatoes, grated (3 cups)
  • ½ cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup low-sodium tomato juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups fresh basil, thinly sliced into chiffonade
  • White truffle oil, for drizzling, optional

1. Set rice cooker setting to “sauté” (or similar), and preheat 2 to 3 minutes. Add pine nuts, and toast 5 to 6 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove pine nuts from cooker, and set aside.

2. Add oil to rice cooker, and heat 1 minute. Stir in garlic, and heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden, stirring occasionally. Pour in rice, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in tomatoes, and cook 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine, and simmer 5 minutes, or until wine has cooked down.

3. Adjust rice cooker setting to “risotto” or “slow cook” (or similar). Add broth, tomato juice, and salt; cover, and cook 20 to 30 minutes, or until risotto is cooked through and soft. Let stand 5 minutes, then season with salt and pepper, if desired. Top with basil and pine nuts, and drizzle with truffle oil (if using).

January/February 2014 p.46

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comments

This sounds tasty. Questions: 1 - Lacking a rice cooker, could this be made in an oven? At what temperature, do you think? 2 - How does one grate tomatoes? It seems to me they would just squish into a mush. Thanks!

Amy - 2014-02-13 18:39:19

Can you use a crock pot, if no rice cooker ?

Carissa mangan - 2014-02-13 18:11:05