I love a good risotto, for me it is the perfect spoon food, right? Makes all that stirring worth while!
Rich tomato sauce (which only takes 15 minute to make), slow roasted cherry tomatoes and mascarpone ensures a ‘proper’ tasting risotto that the whole family will enjoy.
I love the little pocket of flavour bursts from the cherry tomatoes which I stir through the risotto!
Even thought you need some time to make a risotto from scratch, I often make this version when I run out of meal ideas as I will probably have a jar of quick tomato sauce and pesto in the freezer and some stock paste in my fridge.
You can keep the risotto as simple or as ‘jazzed’ up as you like. All the toppings can be served on the side for those (like my kids) who don’t love the idea of cherry tomatoes.
There is ONE RULE though – Risotto waits for no one – gather the family around the table and let them wait for the risotto rather than the risotto waiting for them! Better yet, let the kids stir while you have a glass of wine!
Getting Ahead: You can prepare the tomato sauce and pesto ahead (or grab a jar from your freezer) as well as the slow roasted cherry tomatoes
Leftovers: there will not be any left : ) but if for some miracle there is, why not have a go at making some arancini balls?