Pork and tomato risotto


Perfect date night meal on a cold rainy evening when you simply prefer to stay at home.

The pork is gently simmered in a rich tomato based sauce to form a flavoursome base for the risotto. The rice is finally added and stirred through and quietly allowed to absorb the sauce. The portions given easily make a meal for four.

Use pork chops with the bone to enhance the flavour of the stock.bthe bone acts as a stock enhancer.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: apx 1 hr

Cook Time using Pressure Cooker: 30 mins

Serves: 4


4 pork chops, fat removed with bone

250g organic tin diced tomatoes

50g pure olive oil

3 garlic cloves

1 onion finely chopped

1/2 cup chard finely chopped

2 tbspns finely chopped parsley

Pepper and salt to taste

2L boiling water + extra

50g per person arborio rice.

Parmesan and chives to serve


Trim the fat from the chops.

Add the oil into your saucepan and allow to heat up.

Brown the pork on each side and remove from heat. Brown onions and garlic.

Decrease heat to medium and add the tomato. Allow to boil, then return pork chops into sauce.

Tomato and pork gently simmering….

Add hot water, place lid on saucepan partly on to restrict some of the steam escaping completely and the water evaporating too fast.

Allow pork to simmer on medium heat for 40 minutes. Remove pork from sauce . Separate the bone and pork. Discard bone.

If you have a pressure cooker, depending on thickness of pork chops cook for 15 minutes.

Decrease heat to low.

Add rice and constantly stir as the rice absorbs the liquid. You may require to add a little boiling hot water if you find it’s too thick.

Add pork and chard and allow to very gently heat up.

Turn off heat. Serve with equal servings of rice and pork. Grate some parmesan and pepper. Top with chives if you like.

Pork and tomato risotto

10 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks delicious Marina!! Love the wine on the side, yes please!!

    1. Ideal for this weather

  2. Pork in risotto? Interesting–I’m going to give this a try! What a great way to amp up the protein and flavor factor!

  3. I love risotto! I’ve been craving a pesto one lately, but my kids would probably like this one better :0).

    1. Kristen, I guarantee your kids will like this. I have a 17 year old and 11 year old and there is always absolute silence when their having this. No arguments just intent eating. When Ithey were younger I’d throw in spinach, carrot and sneak in some finely cut zucchini.

  4. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe

  5. Absolutely delicious!! 🙂 I hust found your blog and I love it already!! Have a great day!! 🙂

    1. Thank you Anthea, hope you find some use to it. Enjoy your Saturday.

  6. OJ's Pride says:

    Date is set! Love blog concept…. Thanks for sharing

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