Serve this rich-tasting risotto with any grilled seafood.
6 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, cut into 1/3-inch dice
1 1/2 cups arborio rice (10 ounces)
3 Roasted Tomato Halves, coarsely chopped
4 Roasted Garlic Cloves
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground pepper
In a medium saucepan, bring the stock to a simmer; keep it at a bare simmer over low heat.
In a medium saucepan, warm the olive oil. Add the onion and stir over moderate heat until softened. Add the rice and cook for 1 minute, stirring to coat it with oil.
Add 1 cup of the hot stock to the rice and cook, stirring constantly, until almost all the stick has been absorbed. Add the tomato halves, garlic and another cup of stock and cook, stirring until the stock is absorbed. Continue to add hot stock, 1 cup at a time, stirring until it is absorbed before adding more. The risotto is done when the grains are just tender and bound with a creamy sauce, about 25 minutes in all. Stir in the butter and Parmesan, season with salt and pepper and serve.