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Puttanesca Risotto

Risotto Puttanesca

Briny, extremely flavorful and so delicious, this Risotto Alla Puttanesca is sure to become a hit at your house, even around those who don't like anchovies:)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword anchovies, briny, capers, quick meal, robust, salty
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 604kcal
Author Iryna


For Risotto

For Puttanesca Sauce


To make Risotto

  • Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large sauté pan and over medium heat. Add onion and cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  • Add Arborio rice, stirring to coat with oil and cooking until edges of kernels are translucent, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in wine and stir until it is fully absorbed.
  • Add 1 ½ cup of broth to the rice, stir, reduce the heat to a medium and cook until liquid is absorbed. Continue adding vegetable broth 1 cup at a time and stirring from time to time until rice is fully cooked and mixture is creamy. In this recipe you might need to use 7 to 8 cups of broth to achieve that creamy consistency.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in salt, pepper, butter and Parmesan cheese.
  • Add Puttanesca Sauce to Risotto and toss until the sauce coats the rice. Sprinkle with parsley and serve!

To make Puttanesca Sauce

  • Heat anchovy oil in a medium sauce pan and over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for one minute.
  • Stir in anchovies, olives, capers and tomato puree*. (See the note 1)
  • Simmer the sauce until it slightly thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
  • I love serving this Risotto with vegetables salads or casseroles, like my Quick Baked Zucchini with Mozzarella or Creamy Cauliflower Salad.


Note 1
If you're using fresh tomatoes, you need to peel them first by dropping in a boiling water. After 1 minute, scoop them out with a spoon and transfer to a cold water. Once chilled, you'll be able to easily remove the skin.
Then, give them a rough chop and puree in a blender or food processor. 
If you're using canned diced tomatoes, puree them in a blender or food processor as well.


Calories: 604kcal | Carbohydrates: 59.3g | Protein: 24.7g | Fat: 26.3g | Saturated Fat: 7.1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 3334mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 4.3g | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 24mg