Oven-Baked Chorizo and Tomato Risotto
with Hard Italian Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle
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Baby Plum Tomatoes
Chicken Stock Paste
Sun-Dried Tomato Paste
Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese
(Contains Milk, Egg)
Not included in your delivery
Boiled Water for the Risotto
Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7. Boil a full kettle.
Halve, peel and chop the onion into small pieces.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, wide-bottomed ovenproof pan on medium-high heat. TIP: If you don't have an ovenproof pan, use a normal pan and transfer to an ovenproof dish before baking.
Once hot, add the onion and diced chorizo to the pan and stir-fry until the onion has softened and the chorizo has begun to brown, 4-5 mins.
While the onion and chorizo are frying, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Pop the tomatoes onto a piece of foil with a drizzle of oil. Stir through half the garlic. Season with salt and pepper.
Fold the foil, sealing on all sides to create a parcel. Set aside for now.
Add the risotto rice and remaining garlic to the ovenproof pan, stir and cook until the edges of the rice are translucent, 1-2 mins.
Meanwhile, pour the boiled water for the risotto (see pantry for amount) into a measuring jug. Add the chicken stock paste and and stir well to combine.
Stir the chicken stock into the risotto rice.
Bring back up to the boil, then pop a lid on the pan (or cover with foil) and bake on the middle shelf of your oven until the rice is cooked and the water has been absorbed, 20-25 mins.
Pop the tomato parcel onto a small baking tray.
Roast on the bottom shelf of your oven until softened, 15-20 mins.
When the risotto is cooked, remove it from the oven and mix in the sun-dried tomato paste, butter (see pantry for amount) and hard Italian style cheese.
Season to taste with salt and pepper if needed. TIP: Add a splash of water to loosen the risotto if needed.
Share the oven-baked risotto between your serving bowls.
Top with the roasted tomatoes along with their juices. Drizzle over the balsamic glaze to finish.