June 2, 2010

Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club: Cooking with Herbs in June

This months Cooking Light Virtual Supper Club theme was cooking with herbs which is so perfect this time of year! This is the first year in quite awhile that I decided to plant a few herbs for use in cooking over the next few months. 

For my recipe, I chose to make Cooking Light's Risotto with Fresh Mozzarella, Grape Tomatoes and Basil.  Now, rather than prepare it according to the directions, I opted to adapt it for the pressure cooker!  I can't say how much I love making risotto in my pressure cooker - once it's at high pressure it only takes about 7 minutes and you have creamy risotto without standing and stirring!




I loved the use of grape tomatoes and adding them at the end allowed them to maintain their shape.  The fresh basil added a nice touch of spring to this dish.  I must confess... only 2 of us had rave reviews of this risotto.  One wouldn't touch it (that would be My Youngest - no surprise there) and My Husband liked it, but is not a fan of grape tomatoes in cooked dishes.  He prefers them in salads, but he did enjoy the rest of the dish. 

Here are the rest of the dishes our Supper Club made for our meal focusing on fresh herbs!  Be sure to visit each of them to find out more about the recipes and links to the recipes over at Cooking Light.


Jamie of Mom's Cooking Club made Basil Parmesan Dip and Garlic Herb Dip
Sandi of Whistlestop Cafe made Chicken Stuffed with Herbs
Val of More than Burnt Toast made Olive and Asiago Rolls
Shelby of The Life & Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch made Pound Cake with Lemon-Basil Glaze


Be sure to come on back later this week... we had a fabulous trip to Lake Gananoque in Ontario and I'll be sharing all the delicious food we had for our "shore dinners"... you won't believe it until you see it!

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10 comments:

RecipeGirl said...

How fun! If I had any spare time at all, I'd join you gals one of these days in your virtual dinner party :) I guess I'm gonna have to look into getting a pressure cooker! Looks delicious!

bellini valli said...

Thanks for bringing such a delicious recipe to our virtual supper Patsy. I jsut love risotto!

bellini valli said...

Thanks for sharing this delicious risotto with us Patsy nd sharing it with us virtually. If only we could have shared a table together...I love risotto!!

Joanne said...

I think mozzarella, tomato and basil is my ultimate summer combination. What a great idea to put it in risotto!

Jamie said...

Patsy, that side dish looks delicious. I have never made or even had risotto (isn't that crazy). I really need to make this one day. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Barbara Bakes said...

A pressure cooker is now on my must buy list. The risotto looks delish!

Aggie said...

oh my gosh! looks delicious!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

Patsy! You were SO CLOSE to me!!!

Your side dish looks and sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks for joining our virtual table. :)

pegasuslegend said...

looks wonderful! love the combo match made in heaven :)

sarah caron said...

Patsy, that risotto looks absolutely incredible. It's been too long since I last made any. This might have to hit the table soon ...

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