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Vegetable Risotto

Vegetable Risotto
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 25 minutes
  • Makes: 4 portions


  • 160g Frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • Pinch ground pepper
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 75g parmesan, finely grated
  • 1 cube reduced salt vegetable stock
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 100g Broccoli
  • 100g Courgette
  • 350g Arborio rice or risotto rice
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  1. If using peas: Put the peas into a pan of water and boil for 5 minutes, then drain.

    If using broccoli: Remove the chunky stem and discard. Chop the florets evenly and boil in a pan of water for 5 minutes and drain.

    If using courgette: Cut the ends off the courgette and throw them away. Slice the courgette, boil in a pan of water for 5 minutes and drain.

  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion and garlic, cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft.

  3. Take the pan off the heat and add the rice, stirring until the rice is coated with the oil.

  4. In a jug, add 850ml boiling water to the stock cube and stir until dissolved.

  5. Using a ladle, add one scoop of the stock to the rice mixture, and put back on the heat. Gently stir the rice until nearly all the liquid has been absorbed. Each time the stock is absorbed, add another ladleful.

  6. About 15 minutes after you added the first stock, stir in the precooked vegetables. Keep adding ladles of stock and stirring them in, until the rice is creamy and just tender.

  7. Take the pan off the heat and cover it with a lid. Leave it for 3 minutes, then stir in the parsley, parmesan and 2 pinches of pepper.

Nutritional Information
Nutrient Per portion
Energy 459 kcal
Protein 15.7 g
Potassium 163 mg
4.1 mmol
Phosphorus 173 mg
5.5 mmol
Sodium 460 mg
19.8 mmol