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Crab & saffron risotto

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Enjoy this crab and saffron risotto for a comforting family supper. A good risotto starts with the rice - try to use a quality carnaroli or arborio rice

Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal630
fat18g
saturates8g
carbs80g
sugars3g
fibre2g
protein29g
salt2.2g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a low heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and cook over a low heat for 12 mins until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min. Tip in the rice, then turn up the heat to medium and fry for 3 mins. Pour in the wine and bring to the boil until the liquid is reduced by half.

  • STEP 2

    Turn the heat up to high and pour half the stock into the pan, stirring continuously until most of the stock has been absorbed. Add more stock, a ladleful at a time, letting each addition be absorbed before adding the next, stirring continuously (you will need most of the stock). This should take around 18-20 mins,
    by which point the rice should be cooked with a slight al-dente bite to it. Add the butter, both types of crabmeat, the saffron, cheese and the lemon zest and juice, and stir everything together. Season to taste, adding a little more stock to loosen if you need to. Spoon into shallow bowls and top with the herbs.

Recipe tip

Got some leftover risotto?
Spread it out on a baking sheet and leave to cool before rolling into balls, coating in breadcrumbs and deep-frying to make arancini. Try one of our recipes here.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2021

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