Low fat vegetable and tomato risotto is a quick, easy and delicious recipe for people on a weight loss diet and a budget. This delicious dish serves two people and only has 260 calories and 3.1g of fat per serving. It takes five minutes to prepare the ingredients and less than twenty minutes cooking time thereby giving you a delicious low fat, low calorie meal in under half an hour. It’s ideal for those people who have limited time or who don’t enjoy cooking.
Gather together your ingredients so that you are ready to mix everything into a pan quickly and easily.
100g risotto rice (uncooked)
100g concentrated tomato (either tinned tomato or use slightly less tomato puree)
100g cleaned fresh baby vegetables (you can buy these readily prepared these days)
One very small sliced red chili (not necessary if you don’t like spicy food)
One clove of garlic
One finely chopped medium red onion
Vegetable stock cube dissolved in 750ml of warm water
Parmesan cheese to garnish
Salt and black pepper
Prepare your work surface and pre-heat a large non-stick frying pan.
Into the frying pan, dry fry the onion and garlic until soft in texture and almost transparent in color. Add in the uncooked rice and sliced chili and continually stir to soak up any juices from the onion for a few seconds.
Stir in the concentrated tomato.
Gradually add in the vegetable stock, allowing for the stock to be absorbed by the rice before adding more until all of the stock has been added to the pan.
Lastly, add to the pan the baby vegetables and allow to simmer but stir regularly until the vegetables are to your liking. If you prefer particularly well done soft vegetables, turn the heat down and cover the pan to trap in the steam and retain the goodness in the vegetables.
Divide between two dishes and serve piping hot with a fresh mixed salad. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and salt and black pepper.
There are many good quality calorie counting recipes out there but few of them are quick and easy to prepare, cost very little and are low in fat. Vegetable and tomato risotto fulfils all of these requirements and is an excellent choice of meal for those people searching for weight loss recipes. Used weekly as part of your calorie controlled diet, this meal will satisfy your stomach and your taste buds.