Creamy Veg Risotto

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 269kcal


  • 200 g arborio rice
  • 1 sliced red pepper
  • 100 g tender stem broccoli spears
  • 200 g asparagus tips
  • 250 g sliced chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves grated garlic
  • 1,200 mls veg stock (made with 2 veg stock pots or 2 veg stock cubes)
  • 30 mls white wine vinegar
  • 40 g grated parmesan
  • Salt & pepper.
  • 1 kcal spray


  • Heat a saucepan on a medium heat and add the veg stock to keep it warm.
  • Meanwhile, heat a wok on medium heat and spray well with 1 kcal spray.
  • Add the broccoli, peppers, asparagus and chestnut mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir fry for 3-4 minutes until the veg is tender and slightly browned.
  • Remove the veg from the pan and leave them aside while you cook the risotto.
  • Heat the wok again and spray well again with 1 kcal spray.
  • Add the onion and garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes to soften.
  • Add the arborio rice and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the white wine vinegar and cook until the liquid has absorbed still stirring from time to time.
  • Using a ladle/small cup, add some of the veg stock from the saucepan (about 100mls) stirring almost constantly (give it a break from stirring from time to time to allow the risotto to come to a slight simmer).
  • Make sure the liquid is not boiling as you don't want the risotto to cook too fast!!
  • When the liquid has absorbed, repeat this process of adding stock slowly one ladle at a time and stirring constantly until the liquid has absorbed.
  • This will take about 15-20 minutes until the rice is cooked. You may need slightly more or slightly less stock! The rice should be cooked and have a bit of a bite.
  • Once the rice is cooked, season with pepper and stir back in the veg.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan cheese.
  • Serve immediately.
  • This recipe tastes best fresh but it will hold for a few days in the fridge.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 5g