Monterey Jack, Corn, and Roasted Red Pepper Risotto

  • mcaulder Posted: 02/15/09
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    This was my first time having risotto. The risotto was excellent, even though we forgot to add the corn!! We will definitely be making this again.

  • Cuisinia Posted: 09/14/10
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    This was excellent, but I did make changes (one, inadvertently, and others intentionally). First, I doubled the recipe. I used brown short grain rice in place of white, jalapeno havarti cheese, rather than Monterey Jack because I thought it would give a great flavor (I was right), I added 1 15 oz. can of drained and rinsed organic black beans, and I used an organic papaya pepper sauce, rather than regular hot sauce. After making the recipe & loving it, I realized I only used 1/2 of the broth. The funny thing was that the flavor didn't suffer a bit, though the presence of the rice wasn't quite abundant enough. Anyhow, it was really good. One more thing I think might be tasty to add would be diced (uncooked) zucchini. It would work, trust me. ;) Oh, I served this with fresh, warm corn tortillas. I have to admit that I usually get a bit frustrated with people who rate a recipe after they've totally changed it. Now look at me! Sorry, what can I say, but... it was really good. :)

  • foodforliving Posted: 11/26/09
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    This is one of my favorite go-to weeknight meals! The flavor combination is delicious, and although risotto gets a bad rap for being a time-consuming dish, it is actually very easy to prepare. Leftovers (if there are any!) are excellent shaped into patties, coated with fresh or panko breadcrumbs, and light pan-fried to make risotto cakes.

  • stealthlatina Posted: 11/22/09
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    The best thing about this recipe is that it can be made fairly quickly with items likely to be in the pantry and freezer. For a busy mom, this recipe can be a lifesaver.

  • MrsMeganM Posted: 04/17/10
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    This is my husbands favorite risotto! We add extra cheese and hot sauce. It is extremely filling- he usually finishes the rest of mine. A great, new twist of risotto! Would be good for a mexican themed party as a side dish too, but my husband refuses to eat it with anything else it is that good!

  • EPMaxwell Posted: 06/27/11
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    w. o. w. that's really all i can say. I followed recipe as is, and it was fantastic.

  • Debbie17 Posted: 07/06/11
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    This recipe was fine, but I do not think that it was that special.

  • dolce683 Posted: 08/16/11
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    This risotto is delicious. I've made it several times for my family, and everyone loves it. It's especially tasty when you use fresh corn in the summer. We all like spicy foods, so I add more hot sauce to taste. This is great as a dish on its own, as well as a side dish with pork tenderloin (or whatever else you might want to eat with it). Highly recommended!

  • Danika12 Posted: 06/30/11
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    Perfect every time! This recipe is amazing! We make it almost every other week. We use reduced fat monterey jack cheese and you don't miss the full fat cheese. We also add some extra hot sauce to give it even more of a kick!

  • GradStudent Posted: 10/25/11
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    This recipe is amazing!!!!! A little time-consuming, but what risotto isn't. Every time I make this my roommates love me a little more. I would recommend this recipe as a great meal when you wanna eat something delicious but not feel horrible about the calorie count, or as part of a dinner party. I usually serve with simple grilled meat and either steamed veggies or broiled asparagus. The last time I made this, I didn't have roasted red peppers, so I substituted chopped fresh red peppers and sauteed them with the garlic in the first step. I think this may have been even better, especially if you're cooking for people who don't love roasted red peppers.

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 04/04/13
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    I'm a little surprised by all the rave reviews. I thought this was fine, but not great. The heaping amounts of corn, green onions, and bell pepper really take center stage, so the risotto feels almost like an afterthought. Not sure it's worth all the time to prepare the risotto, as a result, and would serve over regular cooked long-grain rice next time. Needed more spices too - cumin and hot sauce. I would use have the amount of green onion and double the amount of red bell pepper next time.

  • katespicier Posted: 10/13/13
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    I agree with Debbie17 that this recipe was fine but nothing special. Since there's so many other, potentially better recipes to try, I won't bother to make this again.

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