I have called this date night risotto because, well, date night happens at home these days. The kids in bed, a nice meal, maybe a bit of takeaway, a little glass of wine which I don’t drink much of these days and you have date night in. You could also call this dish ‘I have nothing in the vegie crisper risotto’ because most of the ingredients are from your pantry. Nice.
Now my Thermomix has probably paid for itself just by the number of times I’ve made risotto in it. I think it’s one of the best things that it does and I’m sure all the Thermomix owners out there are nodding their heads with me here. It’s just too easy.
Now the thing about Thermomix risotto is that when it’s finished cooking it looks like this….but don’t worry, it’ll be all right on the night. You leave it in your thermoserve bowl which keeps things warm.
You cover it up and it works it’s magic in 5 minutes.
Time to plate it up.
Enjoy! Oh and if you like risotto you might love my chicken, lemon and herb risotto too.
- 1 onion
- 2Tbsp butter or olive oil
- 400g Arborio rice
- 100mls/g white wine or vegetable stock
- 1L vegetable stock
- handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
- about 8-10 marinated artichokes
- small jar sliced sundried tomatoes, drained
- 200g Danish style feta
- pepper to season
- Peel and cut onion in half and place in TM bowl. Process on speed 5 for 10 seconds.
- Scrape down sides of bowl, add butter/oil and sauté for 2-3 minutes at 100 degrees on speed 1. Scrape down the bowl again.
- Add in the rice and wine (or you can use 100mls stock) and sauté for 2 minutes, 100 degrees on reverse and speed 1 or 2. (you can use your butterfly and speed soft and reverse).
- Now add in the artichokes, a few cherry tomatoes, 1000mls stock and cook for 17 minutes, 100 degrees, reverse and speed 1 or 2. (you can use your butterfly and speed soft and reverse).
- When it's finished cooking pour into your thermoserve and tip in the sundried tomatoes and feta. Mix well and then cover up and leave for 5 minutes.
- When time is up give it a good stir again, season if you like and serve. You can pop a bit of butter over the top for a bit of extra creaminess too.