You say clean the fridge, I hear make dinner…

Photo on 3-4-13 at 6.36 PM

Alright, not the best pic, but it might be one of the best things I have made in a while.

I call it…

Clean Out the Refrigerator Risotto.

With all of the wedding planning we have been up to lately, J and I have been eating a lot of leftovers recently. I also seemed to over plan (shocking for those who know me), buying more than we needed for once. So, it was time to use up some food in the fridge.

You’ll need:

*5 cups of chicken stock

*1 1/2 cups of rice (supposed to use arborio rice, but all I have is long grain…so that’s what we used.)

*1 onion, chopped

*1 1/2 pints grape tomatoes

*1 zucchini, chopped

*olive oil

*s & p

*1 clove garlic

*cheese for on top of risotto

1. Saute onion

2. Bring chicken stock to a simmer in a saucepan- take off heat when warmed through.

3. Add garlic, salt and pepper to onion.

4. Add zucchini and tomatoes and cook 3-4 minutes.

5. Add rice to vegetables.

6. Adding a few ladles of stock at a time, slowly stir and cook risotto until all of the stock has been used. (25 minutes for me)

7. Top with cheese.

8. Eat.

 

-L

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