• 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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2021

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