9 Reviews

Loved this! I used Roma tomatoes and it turned out so yummy! This was the first time I have made Risotto and it wasn't as difficult as I had imagined. The only thing I did wrong was not letting the liquid absorb fully before adding more so next time I will be a little more patient and it will be perfect.

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Melissa K. November 05, 2009

I love risotto and this was one of the best I have ever made. Very simple to prepare and delicious, with just the right consistency. The only change I made was to eliminate the butter, which reduced calories considerably.

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CranberrySparkle September 30, 2008

Very Rich!! Well worth the time and effort. Good on it's own or as a side dish. I didn't have fresh basil ... i used 2 tbls of dried basil. I'm sure with fresh basil it would be even better. I'll definetly make it again. Thanks!!

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Canadiana Cooker February 23, 2007

I made this with fresh tomatoes from the farmer's market and basil from the pot on my deck which is overflowing with the stuff. I must say the standing over the stove and stirring got a bit tedious after awhile. However, the result was a fine, fine flavorful risotto, definitely worth 5 stars.

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echo echo October 04, 2005

Perfect recipe! So much fun to use my garden tomatoes and basil for this. Perfect for summer time.
So tasty and filling. We served with hot spicy Chourico sausage.
I only changed 1 thing. I added some tomato paste to the hot stock, to give it that extra punch of tomato flavor.(color too)
I also used the entire 1 lb box of risotto and added more stock as I did not want to be left with just a handful of leftover rice.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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NewEnglandCook August 02, 2011

Lovely fresh tomato flavor!

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rosslare May 01, 2010

Excellent risotto, really great flavor. 'Serves 8' must must mean as a side or entre, as a main I'd probably say serves 4. Very easy to increase the quantities, which I did.

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divzero June 13, 2008

excellent. i added a little chilli and a knob of butter and it was delicious. i aso added a squeeze of lemon at the end on the plate and it made it even tastier. thank you for recipe.

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andrew March 15, 2006
Tomato Risotto (Risotto Al Pomodoro)