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Healthy risotto recipes

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

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  • Easy peasy risotto with chilli & mint crumbs

    Easy peasy risotto with chilli & mint crumbs

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

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

  • Roasted squash, pancetta & chestnut risotto

    Roasted squash, pancetta & chestnut risotto

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.7 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!

  • Trout risotto

    How to make risotto

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

  • Barley & broccoli risotto with lemon & basil

    Barley & broccoli risotto with lemon & basil

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.20 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

  • Chicken & pearl barley risotto

    Chicken & pearl barley risotto

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • Prawn, fennel & rocket risotto

    Prawn, fennel & rocket risotto

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.42 ratings

    This prawn and fennel risotto gets a little extra kick from lemon zest and and rocket - perfect for a dinner party

  • Pearl barley, parsnip & sage risotto

    Pearl barley, parsnip & sage risotto

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.14 ratings

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

  • Creamy tomato risotto

    Creamy tomato risotto

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.226 ratings

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

  • Pearl barley, bacon & leek casserole

    Pearl barley, bacon & leek casserole

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.61 ratings

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

  • Creamy barley & squash risotto

    Creamy barley & squash risotto

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.8 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

  • Spelt & wild mushroom risotto

    Spelt & wild mushroom risotto

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.26 ratings

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

  • Barley, chicken & mushroom risotto

    Barley, chicken & mushroom risotto

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratings

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

  • Microwave risotto primavera

    Microwave risotto primavera

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.13 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

  • Mushroom & thyme risotto

    Mushroom & thyme risotto

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.59 ratings

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

  • Lemony mushroom pilaf

    Lemony mushroom pilaf

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.20 ratings

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

  • Serving of risotto with bacon & peas with fork

    Easy risotto with bacon & peas

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.339 ratings

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

  • Creamy veggie risotto

    Creamy veggie risotto

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.21 ratings

    Disguise vegetables and make this healthy veggie risotto for kids

  • Microwave butternut squash risotto

    Microwave butternut squash risotto

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.22 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

  • Summer courgette risotto

    Vegan courgette risotto

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.37 ratings

    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

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