Green Four Veg Risotto

with Pesto
Risotto, originally from Northern Italy, is made with arborio rice which is more starchy than most long grain varieties.
Cals 686 · Prot 25 · Carbs 93 · Fat 24
Vegetarian
Family-Friendly
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30 min
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Risotto, originally from Northern Italy, is made with arborio rice which is more starchy than most long grain varieties.
Cals 686 · Prot 25 · Carbs 93 · Fat 24
Vegetarian
Family-Friendly
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Ingredients
Number of People:
White onion
1 Piece
Garlic cloves
2 Pieces
Small zucchini
1 Piece
Water
600 ML
Vegetable stock cube
1 Piece
Olive oil
1 Tbsp
Salt
0.5 Tsp
Arborio rice
160 Grams
Baby spinach
60 Grams
Thin asparagus
250 Grams
Green peas
100 Grams
Green pesto
50 Grams
Cream cheese
20 Grams
Grana padano
60 Grams
Black pepper
0.5 Tsp

Tips for fussy eaters

Customise the vegetables you add to the risotto!

Pro tip

Like pasta, risotto is traditionally served 'al dente'. If you prefer a softer finish, cook the risotto for 5-10 min longer.

Before you start

Please wash your hands and rinse all fresh fruits and vegetables prior to cooking.

Instructions

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1 Prep

Peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and crush the garlic. Grate the zucchini. Boil the measured water and dissolve the stock cube in it. 
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2 Cook onion

Heat a large non-stick pan over a medium-low heat with a drizzle of oil. Once hot, add the onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 6-7 min or until softened. 
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3 Add rice

Once softened, add the Arborio rice, zucchini and garlic. Cook for 1 min further, stirring to coat the grains in oil. Add 1/3 of the stock and stir continuously until it has absorbed. Continue to add the stock, a little at a time for 20 min or until all the stock is absorbed and the rice is cooked 'al dente'. 
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4 Prep

Meanwhile, wash the spinach. Trim and roughly chop the asparagus
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5 Add

Once the rice grains are 'al dente', add the peas, asparagus and baby spinach. Cook for 3 min further or until the asparagus is tender and the spinach is wilted. 
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6 Serve

Finally, stir the pesto, cream cheese and Grana padano through the risotto. Divide among shallow bowls, drizzle with good olive oil (optional) and finish with a generous grind of black pepper.

Tips for fussy eaters

Customise the vegetables you add to the risotto!

Pro tip

Like pasta, risotto is traditionally served 'al dente'. If you prefer a softer finish, cook the risotto for 5-10 min longer.

Allergens

May contain the following items and their products: crustaceans, peanuts, soybeans, tree nuts, sesame seeds, fish, eggs, milk, gluten, celery, mustard, sulphur dioxide and sulphites.
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