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Risotto with Tomatoes and Feta cheese

Risotto with Tomatoes and Feta cheese

Risotto with Tomatoes and Feta cheese

Posted in Boiled, Intermediate, Main Courses, Mainland Greece, Our hand picked recipes, Traditional Greek Feta Cheese Recipes, Vegetarian Originally published on Last updated on By


Try something different! Who says a risotto can’t be Greek? Prepare your risotto, using some good quality tomatoes, feta cheese and fresh oregano and enjoy a quick and summery meal!

Ingredients

  • 200g/ 7 ounces risotto rice (Arbiorio or carnaroli)
  • 3.5 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, grated and 6 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
  • 150g feta cheese, crumbled (5-6 ounces)
  • 1 tbsp fresh or 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 glass of dry white wine
  • a knob of butter
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp ouzo (or sambuka)


Instructions

  1. Heat the stock, according to package instructions.
  2. In another large saucepan, heat the olive oil into medium heat and add the onions and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes, until the onions are softened, but not colored.
  3. Turn the heat up and add the rice. Saute the rice, whilst stirring it, until it becomes translucent. Pour in the wine and wait for it to evaporate whilst stirring.
  4. Add the grated tomatoes. As soon as the rice starts to absorb the tomatoes, add your first ladle of hot stock and the cherry tomatoes and turn the heat down. Stir the rice and wait for the stock to be absorbed before adding the next ladle. Add the ouzo and repeat the procedure, with the rest of the stock. This should take about 15 minutes, until the rice is soft but with a slight bite.
  5. Remove the pan from the stove and add the feta cheese, the oregano and the butter and stir well. Season to taste.
  6. Allow the risotto to sit for 2 minutes with the lid on and serve as soon as possible, while still hot.

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Risotto with Tomatoes and Feta cheese

Risotto with Tomatoes and Feta cheese

 
 

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