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How to make spring risotto

Packed with vibrant spring vegetables, perfectly cooked carnaroli rice and plenty of fragrant herbs and creamy Parmesan, this risotto recipe is super satisfying and easy-to-make. Follow our straightforward recipe to learn how to make risotto – you can even swap in your favourite vegetables to give it a seasonal spin and revisit this recipe all year round.

  1. Cook the vegetables

    Bring 1ltr vegetable or chicken stock to the boil in a medium saucepan. Add 150g mixed mangetout and sugarsnaps, 100g runner beans, trimmed and sliced, and simmer for 1 minute. Add 1 x 125g pack asparagus tips, trimmed, and 100g fresh or frozen peas to the pan and continue to cook for 2 minutes. Move the cooked vegetables to a bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside. Keep the stock simmering very gently.

    Cook the vegetables
  2. Fry the shallots

    Heat 1 tbsp olive oil and melt 15g unsalted butter in a second saucepan set over a low heat. Add 2 finely diced shallots and cook for 5 minutes until softened, but not coloured.

    Fry the shallots
  3. Add the rice

    Turn the heat up slightly and stir in 320g carnaroli risotto rice. Cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes then add 100ml white wine and simmer for a further 2 minutes.

    Add the rice
  4. Add the stock

    Add a ladleful of hot stock to the rice and stir gently until the liquid has almost disappeared. Repeat this process over the next 15 minutes.

    Add the stock
  5. Finish the rice

    Add the last ladle of stock when the rice is just cooked, but not mushy. Don’t let it evaporate this time.

    Finish the rice
  6. Add the vegetables

    Stir in the green vegetables, half a handful of chopped flat leaf parsley, and half a handful of chopped mint.

    Add the vegetables
  7. Add the toppings

    Remove from the heat and add 10g unsalted butter and 50g finely grated Parmesan. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes then stir well and season to taste.

    Add the toppings
  8. Serve and enjoy

    Serve in shallow bowls with the remaining herbs scattered over and extra Parmesan if you like.

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  9. Ingredients

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    1 ltr vegetable or chicken stock
    150g mixed mangetout and sugarsnaps
    100g runner beans
    125g pack asparagus tips
    100g fresh or frozen peas
    1 tbsp olive oil
    15g unsalted butter
    2 finely diced shallots
    320g carnaroli risotto rice
    100ml white wine
    handful of chopped flat leaf parsley
    handful of chopped mint
    10g unsalted butter
    50g finely grated Parmesan

    Serves 4

    Each serving contains

    • Energy

    • Fat

      14g 20%
    • Saturates

      7g 33%
    • Sugars

      6g 6%
    • Salt

      2.5g 42%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 69.7g Protein 15.1g Fibre 3.6g