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.

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
14 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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5 ratings 4.6 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
15 ratings 3.8 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
13 ratings 4.3 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
36 ratings 4.0 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
12 ratings 4.3 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
183 ratings 4.6 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
53 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
23 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
12 ratings 4.1 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
56 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
18 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
313 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
19 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 4.1 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
34 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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