Back to ideas wall

Veggie Risotto

Category: food

Many aspiring chefs shy away from risotto due to its tricky reputation, but with our step-by-step method, you can enjoy a creamy, veggie-friendly risotto without any hassle at all. Stir in butternut squash, basil and leek for a dish that smells almost as good as it tastes.

Method

1 - For the risotto: Heat the olive oil with the butter in a large saucepan set over a medium heat.
2 - Add the leek, butternut squash, and a pinch of salt, sweating until softened, about 7-8 minutes. 
3 - Add the rice and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until translucent in appearance. Add the wine, bring to the boil, and then r educe to a simmer for a further 2 minutes.
4 - Incorporate the stock by the ladleful, stirring and simmering until the rice has absorbed all the stock before adding the next ladle. 
5 - Continue in this fashion until the rice has absorbed all the stock and is tender to the bite and creamy; about 30 minutes. Stir the courgette into the rice about 6-7 minutes before the rice is ready. 
6 - When the rice is ready, season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide between warm bowls and top with the herbs and Parmesan before serving.

For more everyday inspiration and exclusive offers, register now as a Stockland Member to receive monthly updates, latest news and exclusive events from your local Stockland Shopping Centre.


  • Serves: 4
  • Time needed: 1 hour
  • Difficulty Medium


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 large leek, sliced, washed, and drained
  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 250 g | 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • 150 ml dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 l vegetable stock, hot
  • 1 large courgette, diced
  • 1 handful basil leaves, finely sliced
  • 1 small handful mint leaves
  • grated Parmesan
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Christmas Recipes

  • Chilli And Garlic Prawns

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    1
  • Fresh Berry Trifle

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    2
  • Honey Donut Cake

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    3
  • Lamb Shanks

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    4
  • Glazed Roast Veggies

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    5
  • Classic Roast Turkey

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    6
  • Salmon With Sea Salt

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    7
  • Veggie Risotto

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    8
  • Waldorf Salad

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    9
  • Miguel Maestre's Summer Pavlova

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    10
  • Peri Peri BBQ Chicken And Corn

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    11
  • Sweet Potato And Butternut Squash Tart

    More Info

    Add to my Favourites

    12

Sign up to stay in touch