Roasted Red Bell Pepper Risotto

What a pretty color

What a pretty color

This is a perfect first course or prima pasta in fancy terms. For those of you looking for how to make risotto go here.

Remember risottos are easy to do. Also use fresh homemade vegetable stock for the best results.

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Risotto

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion diced fine
  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 8 basil leaves
  • 1 quart vegetable stock
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano
  • Salt/pepper

Cut peppers in half and roast in the oven at 350 degrees with the garlic until skin is charred and garlic is browned. The garlic will finish before the pepper so remove it when done. Remove skin from pepper and blend with garlic, 1/4 cup wine, and 3 basil leaves. Cook risotto like normal but add pureed vegetables after rice is al dente. Continue adding broth until risotto is creamy. Mix cheese while risotto rests.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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11 Responses to Roasted Red Bell Pepper Risotto

  1. sallybr says:

    Risotto is gorgeous, I should keep in mind roasted red bell pepper as a future option…
    the most important question, though – did you get your crockpot yet? (Sally ducks as fast as she can do it,….)

  2. A_Boleyn says:

    What a beautiful looking risotto. I can just picture sticking a cube of smoked provolone in the middle and making the most amazing arancini with any leftovers.

  3. ChgoJohn says:

    Man this must taste good! The roasted peppers and basil balanced by the pecorino. Wonderful!

  4. I’ve been looking for a new, simple risotto recipe and this is it. Nice one, Greg

  5. Fabulous color! I could get the granddaughter to eat it – orange is her favorite (for the moment) :D

  6. Cecile says:

    As always – you ‘hit this one out of the park’ !!

  7. Eva Taylor says:

    A very nice risotto with beautiful colour.

  8. Kristy says:

    You know we love risottos in our house! This will be a nice version to add to our recipes.

  9. Mmm yum this looks so delicious!

  10. I’ve bought everything I need to make this, and it’s for dinner tomorrow – especially after teasing me the past few days on my WP reader!

  11. Pingback: Creamy Stovetop “Risotto” | Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

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