Baked Risotto

Have you ever made risotto? Something that you may remember from the occasion is that you were standing at the stove, constantly stirring, and daydreaming of a savory, creamy rice that could just make itself.

This recipe will make that dream come true. Never have I encountered a recipe so easy, so cheap, and so delicious. It is the basic recipe of my Butternut Squash Risotto. In the past, I have added fresh basil, diced tomatoes, and other delicious items.

The important thing to remember is that uncooked vegetables will absorb the broth; simply cover with foil and add more water when you stir if the risotto seems to be drying out.

I paired this side with a salad and breaded seitan.

Baked Risotto

Serves 4-5

  • 4 cups of water + 2 bouillon cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups arborrio rice
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3-4 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 cup of water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare the broth on the stove (boil water, drop in cubes, allow to dissolve).
  2. In a casserole dish, pour in broth with your favorite spices, garlic, and rice. Stir.
  3. Bake risotto for 45 minutes. Check the risotto every fifteen minutes and stir. In the final 15 minutes, add 1 cup of water, stir, and bake for 15 minutes longer. The rice should be tender, and it should be creamy but still have its own rice consistency.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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