Caprese Risotto

Caprese Risotto

Summer is in full swing around here, and so are the summer flavors.  For me, nothing screams it is summer to me more than the combination of fresh basil and ripe from the vine tomatoes.  While my tomatoes are not quite ready for the picking just yet, my basil plant is out of control.  And I am not complaining... ;)

One of my favorite winter comfort foods is homemade risotto.  I have called it my adult mac 'n cheese.  One of my favorite summertime dishes to make that comes together quickly and beautifully is a caprese salad- just juicy thick slices of fresh from the garden tomato slices topped with a slice of fresh mozzarella and basil, and then drizzled with a little extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with a pinch of two of kosher salt... Summer perfection. :)

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil, & then some for drizzling
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups of arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine (optional)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes
Read the whole recipe on Frugal Foodie Mama