I whipped this up with random ingredients we had in our fridge. A tutorial on resourceful cooking/for those days that you’re too lazy to walk across the street to the grocery store.

Lazy Steph’s Risotto

2 cups cooked brown rice

1/3 cup vegetable soup (leftover from two nights ago), diluted with 3 cups water

1 cup white wine (red works too, if you’re staying true to the name of the dish, you’ll have to go with whatever you have)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/3 cup pesto

1 roasted eggplant, or 1 cup roasted, steamed, sauteed vegetable/s

1/2 cup frozen peas

1. combine rice, soup, water, and olive oil. simmer until liquid is mostly absorbed. add 1 cup water, 2 tsp salt, and let reduce

2. rice should thicken. add wine, stirring often, and let simmer– about 20 minutes adding water when it gets too low. add pesto, stir, add 1 cup water and simmer

3. stir in vegetables. depending on consistency add more water. but, if you like the texture here, add a handful of parmesan or goats cheese if you please. I didn’t; it was already in the pesto. stir quickly, just until cheese melts.

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