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Italian-style Tomato Hot Pot

Italian-style Tomato Hot Pot

I added potatoes and wiener sausages for my kids.
You could also add seafood, pork and different types of vegetables.

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

The soup:
Canned crushed tomatoes
1 can (400 g)
Garlic (minced)
1 clove
Oregano (dried)
To taste
Soup stock granules
1 tablespoon
Ketchup
2 tablespoons
Additional ingredients of your choice:
Chicken thigh meat (cut into bite sized pieces)
1 thigh
Chicken dumplings (Recipe ID: 1026329)
about 10
Wiener sausages (cut in half)
3
Cabbage (cut into bite sized pieces)
about 1/4
Carrot (cut up as you like)
1/2
Potatoes (cut into bite-sized pieces)
2
Shimeji mushrooms (shred)
1/2 packet
Cherry tomatoes, broccoli, mizuna, etc.
as much as you like
For the risotto to finish: (Or boiled pasta)
Cooked rice, pizza cheese
As much as you like

Steps

1. Prep the ingredients. Cut up the vegetables, and parboil the carrot and potatoes.
2. Prep the soup. Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the finely chopped garlic in the earthenware pot and turn up the heat.
3. When the garlic is fragrant, add the canned tomatoes, oregano, 2 cups (400 ml) of water and soup stock granules.
4. Add ketchup to season. Taste, and adjust with salt and pepper. The broth should be on the salty side since the vegetables will dilute the soup as they cook.
5. Once the soup is ready, enjoy the hot pot at the dinner table. The root vegetables are parboiled, so all you have to do is to make sure the meat is cooked through.
6. Add some Tabasco and grated cheese to taste. If the hot pot is for adults, you could add Tabasco to the soup itself.
7. When all the meat and vegetables are eaten, make a 'risotto' with the leftover soup. Rinse the cooked rice briefly to remove the stickiness.
8. Put the rice in the soup and simmer until the flavors have permeated. Add the pizza cheese. Turn off the heat and put a lid on. When the cheese has melted, it's done.
9. Add some parsley and black pepper to taste, and eat the 'risotto' while piping hot. It's flavorful and delicious!
10. If you use pasta instead of rice, I recommend boiled penne.

Story Behind this Recipe

Japanese-style hot pots are delicious, but occasionally, you crave for a different seasoned hot pot. The 'risotto' you make with the leftover soup at the end is delicious.