Red Bell Pepper Risotto

Red Bell Pepper Risotto

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Red Bell Pepper Risotto

with Green Onion Curls

Risotto [rih-SAW-toh; ree-ZAW-toh] An Italian rice specialty made by stirring hot stock into a mixture of rice (and often chopped onions and peppers) that has been sautéed in butter. The stock is added 1/2 cup at a time and the mixture is stirred continually while it cooks until all the liquid is absorbed before more stock is added. Red Bell Pepper Risotto with Green Onion Curls is delicious.

Well worth it

This labor-intensive technique results in rice that is delectably creamy while the grains remain separate and firm. Well worth the extra effort. Risottos can be flavored variously with ingredients such as chicken, shellfish, sausage, vegetables, cheese, white wine and herbs. The famous Risotto Milanese, is scented with saffron. The use of Italian Arborio Rice is traditional in the preparation of risotto. Red Bell Pepper Risotto is super delicious. Serve it as a side dish with everything from hot dogs to gelled  steak.

red pepper risotto

Red Pepper Risotto



  • 3
    red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 5 tablespoons
    unsalted butter
  • 4 cups
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4
    shallots, minced
  • 1 garlic
    clove, minced
  • 1 cup
    arborio rice
  • 1/3 cup
    dry white wine
  • 1 cup
    freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons
    minced flat-leaf parsley

Cooking Directions

  1. In a skillet, cook peppers in water and 2 tablespoon of butter.
  2. Simmer over moderate heat, stirring occasionally until very soft, about 20 minutes.
  3. Transfer peppers to a small bowl, puree’ peppers with an immersion blender leaving a few pieces of peppers in small pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a saucepan, heat broth and keep at a bare simmer.
  5. In a heavy 2 to 3 quart saucepan, cook shallots and garlic in remaining 2 tablespoons butter over low heat until very soft, about 5 minutes.
  6. Stir in rice. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly about 5 minutes.
  7. Add wine and cook stirring constantly until wine is absorbed.
  8. Continue adding broth about 1/2 cup at a time, cooking and stirring constantly, letting each addition be absorbed before adding the next, until rice is al dente’, about 20 minutes.
  9. Remove pan from heat, stir in pepper puree’, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Garnish risotto with green onion curls.

Yukon Gold Baked Potatoes

Learn how to make green onion curls here: How to Make Green Onion Curls

For this recipe we used Arborio Rice

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1 thought on “Red Bell Pepper Risotto”

  • Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday, I just pinned this recipe it looks so good! Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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