Easy Marinara Risotto

Easy Marinara Risotto

This light and fresh-tasting easy marinara risotto is a simplified take on the traditional version, made with only a few simple ingredients; leftover rice, marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese and spices.

This recipe has quickly become a family favourite-the kids love it because of the combination of fresh flavours, and I love it because it literally takes minutes to prepare. With this marinara risotto, you get the flavour and texture of traditional risotto without the lengthy cooking process or long list of ingredients.

Easy Marinara Risotto

My Sundays are dedicated to weekly meal preps, which mainly consist of healthy grains such as rice or quinoa. The beauty of preparing large batches of grains means a pre-prepared blank canvas that lends well to a variety of condiments, and ultimately an array of delicious meals throughout the week.

Easy Marinara Risotto

With just a few fresh, simple ingredients (most of which you probably already have on hand in your fridge or pantry) and some leftover rice, you can prepare a quick and easy risotto that the family will love.

Simply toss pre-cooked rice with tangy marinara sauce, salty Parmesan cheese, a spoonful of good quality extra virgin olive oil, and garnish with some earthy oregano.

Easy Marinara Risotto

Although there are many delicious varieties of marinara sauce on the market, I prefer making my own, using only a few quality ingredients.

If making your own marinara sauce, simply add a dollop of extra virgin olive oil to good quality tomato puree, and season with sea salt and black pepper. Add your favourite spices, such as garlic salt and oregano, to suit your own taste preference.

Easy Marinara Risotto

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Easy Marinara Risotto

2016-03-22
: Serves 2
: 5 min

This light and fresh-tasting easy marinara risotto is a simplified take on the traditional version, made with only a few simple ingredients; leftover rice, marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese and spices. This recipe has quickly become a family favourite-the kids love it because of the combination of fresh flavours, and I love it because it literally …

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Ingredients
    2 cups cooked arborio rice
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil for garnish
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley for garnish, if desired
Directions

Add the cooked rice to a medium pot with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and reheat for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, or until heated through completely. Add the marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and oregano and stir for 2-3 minutes or until combined and warmed through.

Easy Marinara Risotto

Serve warm, garnished with a drizzle of olive oil. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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