A simple risotto recipe is perfect for a warming meal on a cold evening.

Served with a glass of wine and some fresh rustic garlic bread, this Mozzarella and Roasted Tomato risotto is a firm favorite at Essex HQ.

Simple Risotto Recipe - Mozzarella and Roasted Tomato

Simple Risotto Recipe – Mozzarella and Roasted Tomato

Serves 4

  • 300g cherry tomatoes
  • Rosemary salt
  • 25g Butter
  • Olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped finely)
  • 1 Litre vegetable stock (boiling hot)
  • 300g Arborio rice
  • 100g mozzarella (chopped into small chunks)
  • Handful of fresh basil (torn)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half, sprinkle with rosemary salt and roast in the oven for 10 minutes
  3. Melt the butter in a pan
  4. Add splash of olive oil, then the chopped garlic, and cook for 1 minute
  5. Add the rice to the pan, mix to coat each grain with the butter
  6. Add one ladle of stock at a time. Stir to allow rice to soak up the liquid before adding the next ladleful of hot stock. Repeat till all stock has been used. (Takes about 15 minutes)
  7. Stir in the mozzarella allowing it to become melted and stringy.
  8. Gently fold in the roasted tomatoes
  9. Serve in pasta bowls topped with fresh torn basil.
  10. Enjoy!

I’m a big fan of home cooked meals, but with a busy life I know the need for simplicity when in the kitchen. I hope this simple risotto recipe will hit the spot with you all, and your family enjoy this mozzarella and roasted tomato risotto as much as we do.

Simple Risotto Recipe - Mozzarella and Roasted Tomato

I have linked up with Honest Mum’s Tasty Tuesdays   - a great place to find a whole host of other yummy recipes. 
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4 Thoughts on “Simple Risotto Recipe – Mozzarella and Roasted Tomato

  1. Sara (@mumturnedmom) on November 19, 2013 at 10:55 pm said:

    This is a perfect recipe for me! I love risotto, and this is a lovely, simple version. #TastyTuesdays

  2. Honest Mum on November 20, 2013 at 11:31 am said:

    Wow this looks wonderful, just what we all need now the weather’s so cold! My husband adores risotto! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  3. I love risotto and this combination looks simple and tasty

  4. Emily @amummytoo on December 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm said:

    Hey lady. Was just nosing through your food category and I love the look of this! Veggie too which is perfect for me :) Do please add this to #recipeoftheweek if you feel so inclined. And happy new year! x

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