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A bowl of pea risotto with chilli

Healthy risotto recipes

20 Recipes

Try our delicious and nutritious risotto recipes with all sorts of tasty flavour combinations, including vegetarian, vegan, seafood and meat options.

Roasted squash, pancetta & chestnut risotto

5

(4 ratings)

Upping the veg and swapping rice for pearl barley makes a hearty winter warmer that's full of flavour and healthy too. Scatter with Parmesan and enjoy!...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Barley & broccoli risotto with lemon & basil

4.333335

(9 ratings)

Barley and broccoli are packed with vitamins to lower cholesterol and regulate your appetite. This vegan, low-calorie supper will keep you fuller for longer
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Chicken & pearl barley risotto

3.8

(5 ratings)

Tender chicken and wholesome pearl barley with a light herby dressing make this a great low-calorie, low-fat weeknight dinner
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Prawn, fennel & rocket risotto

4.142855

(21 ratings)

This prawn and fennel risotto gets a little extra kick from lemon zest and and rocket - perfect for a dinner party
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pearl barley, parsnip & sage risotto

4.666665

(9 ratings)

Pearl barley makes a great alternative to rice in this vegetarian risotto recipe flavoured with sage, garlic and Parmesan
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy tomato risotto

4.77778

(72 ratings)

A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pearl barley, bacon & leek casserole

3.90909

(44 ratings)

This storecupboard grain makes a great alternative to rice or couscous. Team with bacon and veggies in this risotto-like stew
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy barley & squash risotto

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Barley is cheaper and lighter than Italian risotto rice, you can add all the liquid at once and it's really hard to overcook
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Microwave risotto primavera

3.9

(10 ratings)

A classic recipe with a cheat's method – just pop this in the microwave for speedy results. It's high in fibre and folic acid, and low in fat...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Mushroom & thyme risotto

4.33962

(53 ratings)

Using a mixture of quinoa and rice gives a light texture and lovely nutty flavour to this dish
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lemony mushroom pilaf

4.375

(16 ratings)

If you're after a lighter alternative to risotto, this low-fat mushroom pilaf is just the ticket
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

4.72889

(225 ratings)

Not for risotto purists - this simple recipe has just a few ingredients and the stock is added all in one go
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy veggie risotto

4.214285

(14 ratings)

Disguise vegetables and make this healthy veggie risotto for kids
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Microwave butternut squash risotto

4.29412

(17 ratings)

Make this easy risotto in the microwave to feed the family – it's a good source of vitamin C, counts as one of your 5-a-day and it's ready in under 30 minutes...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Summer courgette risotto

4.242425

(33 ratings)

This fresh one-pot supper makes the most of the season's fresh produce - plus it's a great way to get kids to eat their veg
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
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