Heirloom Tomato Risotto

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by LaxLily

From Top Chef Season 3, takes a lot of time, but is well worth it!

Top Review by lramsey

I saw this recipe on Food Network, then again here and decided it was worth a try and boy was it! Is a very involved recipe but SO worth it. I love risotto and this was simply amazing! I didn't use as much chicken stock as called for, didn't seem to be needed.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat shallow saucepot over medium heat.
  2. Melt 2 Tb of butter in pot.
  3. Toast Arborio rice for two to three minutes.
  4. Re-glaze with white wine.
  5. Reduce wine until it's completely gone/.
  6. Add chicken stock, two cups at a time, waiting until stock is totally absorbed before adding the next two cups.
  7. After last two cups of stock are addeds, add cream and cheese and continue to cook until mixture begins to thicken.
  8. Be sure you are stitting often with spatula to avoid sticking.
  9. When mixture is thick, add tomatoes, asparagus, leeks, basil, tarragon, and pepper.
  10. If risotto seems to thickened, thin out with a little more stock.
  11. Cook for one to two more minutes, making sure not to break up the tomatoes.
  12. Finish with last tablespoon of butter.

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