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EASY Risotto with Marinara Sauce

Easy Risotto with Marinara Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

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Easy Risotto with Marinara Sauce.  A simple risotto made easily when you add fresh homemade marinara sauce to it and serve.  It’s a nice change from serving traditional pasta with sauce.  Long grain rice is used instead of  Arbrio rice or even pasta. But when it’s topped with fresh tomato sauce, it makes this dish mouth watering!


Cook up an easy risotto with marinara sauce for a no-fuss lunch or dinner when your busy schedule needs a kitchen break!  A few days ago we posted our recipe for Mom’s Quick Marinara Sauce.   So make extra the night before.

When you have marinara sauce already made, it makes our lives so much easy when planning a weekly menu.

With mom’s quick marinara sauce already made,  you can to whip up this dish in matter of minutes.  Just cook or steam your favorite long grain rice, top it with some marinara sauce to it and serve!

It’s that easy!

Easy Risotto with Marinara Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

As kids growing up, comfort food to us was having either pasta or risotto for dinner EVERY night.  And this risotto with sauce, was one of those dishes.  Even though mom used the long grain rice, instead of Arborio rice, she felt it was faster to make it and to get it to the table.

Today, my kids now enjoy eating this risotto with marinara sauce and still LOVE it!


EASY Risotto with Marinara Sauce

  • 1 cup Long Grain Rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 Tbsp. butter or olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 2 cups Moms Quick Marinara Sauce

  • chopped parsley for garnish

In a medium sauce pot, bring 2 cups of water to boil.
Add salt, butter and long grain rice.
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until rice is tender.Remove.  Add 1 cup of marinara sauce into the rice.  Stir in the sauce until well combined.  Spoon the rice into pasta bowls.  Spoon some additional (pre-heated) sauce on top.Garnish with a some chopped parsley and serve.  Serve with grated parmigiano at the table.

Serves 2- 4

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  • Reply
    Tricia @ saving room for dessert
    January 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    I love everything with marinara – this sounds terrific.

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    January 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    They look delicious..Totally YUMMY


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    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen
    January 25, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    LOVE this! delicious and a lovely spin on an original 🙂
    Mary x

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