Tomato & Chicken Risotto With Basil Oil

Tomato & Chicken Risotto With Basil Oil

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Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Italian

Use within

3-4 days

Gradually stirring the starch out of arborio rice enables you to create a natural, indulgent creaminess without the extra kcals. Served with simple pan-fried chicken and a drizzle of fresh basil oil, this satisfying tomato risotto is what food dreams are made of.

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Italian

Use within

3-4 days

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In Your Box
Ingredients for 2 people (double for 4)
Tin of chopped tomatoes re-sized
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
Arborio-rice
160g traditional arborio rice
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
Chicken-stock-cube
1 chicken stock cube
fresh-basil
10g fresh basil
Red-wine-vinegar
1 tbsp red wine vinegar †
Cheddar-cheese
40g Irish mature cheddar †
Onion
1 onion
British diced chicken 2
250g British diced chicken breast
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt, sugar

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • Can of chopped tomatoes
  • Traditional Arborio rice
  • Garlic
  • Chicken stock cube
  • Basil
  • Red wine vinegar<strong>†</strong>
  • Irish mature cheddar<strong>†</strong>
  • Brown onion
  • British diced chicken breast
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 450 kJ
106 kcal
2465 kJ
584 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
1.7 g
0.8 g
9.1 g
4.5 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
14.7 g
2.4 g
80.7 g
13.1 g
Fibre 0.4 g 2.2 g
Protein 8.1 g 44.6 g
Salt 0.12 g 0.68 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
Can of chopped tomatoes
Traditional Arborio rice
Garlic
Chicken stock cube
Sea salt, starch, glucose syrup, sustainable palm oil, raw cane sugar, yeast extract, 2,5% chicken meat powder, 2,5% chicken fat, natural flavouring, roasted onions, turmeric, pepper, parsley, rosemary
Basil
Red wine vinegar
Irish mature cheddar
Pasteurised Cow's Milk, Salt, Starter Culture, Vegetarian Rennet
Brown onion
British diced chicken breast
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (sulphites, milk)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Tomato & Chicken Risotto With Basil Oil

Boil a kettle

Dissolve the chicken stock cube[s] in 400ml [800ml] boiled water

2 Tomato & Chicken Risotto With Basil Oil

Peel and dice the onion[s] finely

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

3 Tomato & Chicken Risotto With Basil Oil

Meanwhile, heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with 1-2 tbsp olive oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the diced onion and a pinch of salt and cook for 3 min until soft but not coloured

4 Tomato & Chicken Risotto With Basil Oil

Add the arborio rice and chopped garlic to the onion

Mix well to make sure the rice is evenly coated in the onion and oil

Add the chopped tomatoes and stir continuously until the rice has absorbed most of the tomato juice

5 Tomato & Chicken Risotto With Basil Oil

Add the chicken stock a ladle at a time, stirring continuously for 15-20 min or until all the stock is absorbed and the rice is cooked - this is your risotto

Meanwhile, grate the cheddar cheese

Chop the basil finely, including the stalks

6 Tomato & Chicken Risotto With Basil Oil

Grind the chopped basil (reserve a little for garnish!) and a pinch of salt in a pestle and mortar to form a basil paste

Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil and mix well - this is your basil oil

Tip: if you don't have a pestle and mortar, chop the basil leaves very finely and mix with olive oil

7 Tomato & Chicken Risotto With Basil Oil

Heat a separate pan with 1-2 tbsp olive oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the diced chicken and stir-fry for 3-5 min or until cooked and coloured, then season lightly with salt and pepper

Once the risotto is nearly cooked, add the red wine vinegar and 1/2 tsp [1 tsp] sugar and cook for a further 2 min, then taste for seasoning adding more if needed

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Stir the cooked chicken and half of the grated cheese into the cooked risotto and serve in bowls 

Garnish with the remaining grated cheese and chopped basil, then drizzle with basil oil

Enjoy!

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