Herb and Dried Tomato Risotto (Gift Mix)

40 mins (prep 15, cooking 25)
8 ingredients
4 servings
This is a simple and delicious Gift-In-A-Jar recipe that I gave out for Christmas this year. It looks beautiful and I got rave reviews on the taste as well! The original recipe came from the 12th Edition Better Homes and Gardens cookbook - I have modified it a little to suit my tastes! This will make 4 half-pint gifts (I layered mine in wide-mouth half pint canning jars and used the plastic storage caps instead of the regular canning lids and rings). I used my homemade dried tomatoes (incredibly easy to do with a dehydrator - just thinly slice roma tomatoes and dry them on the vegetable setting until dry!) but you could use store-bought - just make sure not to get the ones that are packed in oil! The prep time given is the amount of time needed to create the gifts and the cooking time given is the amount of time needed to prepare 1 jar of the risotto. A great gift idea would be to give this mix along with a wedge of high-end parmesan cheese and a bottle of wine! Each jar will serve 6 when made.

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Serving Size (179.58 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 630.61 Calories from Fat 8.46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.94g 5.76%
Saturated Fat 0.26g 5.11%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2.34mg 0.39%
Total Carbohydrate 139.47g 185.96%
Dietary Fiber 5.13 g 82.01%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 11.57g 92.54%
Vitamin A 3.37IU% Vitamin C 0.01mg%
Calcium 8.59mg% Iron 7.51mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried, chicken bouillon granules, dried oregano, dried rosemary, dried basil leaves