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Tomato and Basil Risotto
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This is a nice recipe which can obviously be made more healthy by cutting the amount of butter [or ghee].

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 4 Italian plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • 1/2 Spanish onion, chopped
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3-3/4 cups tomato juice
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter [or ghee]
How to make it:
  1. Peel, seed and dice tomatoes.
  2. In a 3 or 4 qt pot or saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the onion and cook until softened (about 3 minutes).
  4. Add garlic and cook one more minute.
  5. Add the rice and cook, stirring, for one to two minutes Stir in the wine and 3/4 cup of tomato juice.
  6. Cook, stirring constantly, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  7. Adjust heat to a simmer.
  8. Continue stirring and adding tomato juice as it is absorbed, until rice is just tender; add more juice for a more soupy consistency (you may not need all tomato juice).
  9. Over the heat, add the tomatoes, butter [or ghee] and cheese to the risotto and stir until melted.
  10. Stir in basil and season with salt to taste.
  11. Serve immediately.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...3 ,4 N N B B N N N N
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,4 ,5 A N N B A N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Basil2 N N N N N N N B
Mozzarella Cheese  N N B B B B N A
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Wine (White)- N B N N N B A A

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter2 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)2 N N N B N B N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 03, 2007 at 12:58 AM By: Drea
    • Revised Oct 03, 2007 at 02:50 PM By: Don