A bowl of pea risotto with chilli

Healthy risotto recipes

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

6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This cheap pea risotto doesn't skimp on flavour, with lemon zest and Italian-style hard cheese, such as pecorino or Parmesan

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

If you're after a family-friendly meal that takes under 30 minutes, try this courgette and pea risotto. We've added prawns, but you could swap for chicken

29 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
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6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

Master this classic Italian rice dish that can be served as a starter or main.

20 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
17 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
42 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
14 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Pearl barley makes a great alternative to rice in this vegetarian risotto recipe flavoured with sage, garlic and Parmesan

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
219 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. An ideal midweek supper

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
60 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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
7 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This autumnal risotto has a wonderful nutty flavour and is low in fat too

55 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Love risotto? Try this low-fat version, which swaps traditional risotto rice for pearl barley

1 hr
Easy
Healthy
23 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Give your risotto a healthy makeover with this easy low-fat recipe

50 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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
59 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Using a mixture of quinoa and rice gives a light texture and lovely nutty flavour to this dish

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

If you're after a lighter alternative to risotto, this low-fat mushroom pilaf is just the ticket

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
336 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Not one for risotto purists – this simple recipe has just a few ingredients and the stock is added all in one go.

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
20 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Disguise vegetables and make this healthy veggie risotto for kids

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
37 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This fresh vegan 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
Healthy
Vegan
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