Gather your friends and family for a delicious summer meal in the backyard. This summery risotto presents fabulous flavours of our convenient Sabato passata and Pronto Rosso alongside fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil and cherry tomatoes.

Serves 4

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVO)
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup Ferron carnaroli rice
½ cup dry white wine
½ jar Sabato tomato passata
2 Tbsp Sabato Pronto Rosso
2 cups chicken stock, simmering, plus extra if needed
125g buffalo mozzarella, diced into chunks
Handful basil leaves, torn
1 punnet cherry tomatoes, chopped

Heat 2 tablespoons of EVO in a wide saucepan, add the onion and fry until soft but not coloured (around 10 minutes).

Add the rice, stir to coat with the oil and fry for a few minutes. Add the wine and stir until all the liquid has evaporated. Add the passata and Pronto Rosso and cook for a few minutes.

Pour in the hot chicken stock, season with salt and cover with the saucepan lid. Turn the heat to its lowest setting and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the lid. The rice should be slightly al dente but add a little extra stock and cook further if necessary. Stir well to release the starches from the rice, then set aside for a minute to allow the flavours to develop.

To serve: Mix together the mozzarella, basil, tomatoes and remaining EVO. Season with sea salt. Plate the risotto into bowls and top with a spoonful of the mozzarella mix.



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