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namaste86 Wed 16-May-18 10:50:58

As per my other thread about very full cupboards, I'm trying to use up a pile of foodstuffs and have a packet of risotto rice that needs using.

I'd like to include it on next week's meal plan but no idea what to make with it. Any suggestions? Just for me and DP as DS won't touch rice. DP hates mushrooms so can't include those, as much as I'd love to make a huge vat of mushrooms risotto smile


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madvixen Wed 16-May-18 10:52:47

I love Delia's carbonara risotto

Xiaoxiong Wed 16-May-18 11:27:02

This time of year, risi e bisi!

Other springy risottos:
- lemon & parmesan
- broad beans, peas and artichoke
- tomato, cheese and basil

WindDoesNotBreakTheBendyTree Wed 16-May-18 11:31:43

butternut squash (cut unpeeled into little chunks and roast till caramelised), sage and maybe goat's or blue cheese......ummmmmm

lemon, herb and parmesan (any combo fresh herbs, dill basil parsley) bung some artichokes in too

BalloonFlowers Wed 16-May-18 11:35:59

Chicken and green veg (peas or asparagus are good).
Lemon, courgette and prawn.
Butternut squash.

littlepill Wed 16-May-18 11:36:15

I made such an easy and quick one last night, by accident!

Fry onion & garlic in butter. Add couple of handfuls of rice, white wine if you like. Add 2 tablespoons of Marigold powdered stock. Kettleful of boiling water. Black pepper. Transfer to ovenproof dish with lid on high. Come back when rice has absorbed fluid. Grate in parmesan.

littlepill Wed 16-May-18 11:37:07

DURRR I forgot! Chuck in asparagus spears, I cut mine into 3s, and a couple of handfuls of frozen peas with the rice & wine!

lastqueenofscotland Wed 16-May-18 12:38:57

Peas, broadbeans, goats cheese and pesto.
Diet friendly it isn’t but it is gorgeous

mamansnet Wed 16-May-18 12:58:38

Smoked chunks of bacon, leeks and chicken stock. Did this last night, love it!

kateandme Wed 16-May-18 14:13:08

bacon onion garlic and peas.the best.

kateandme Wed 16-May-18 14:16:53

it also makes a really nice addition to a spring chicken thigh stock stew
do you like rice pudding you can do a proper old fashion version
it makes lovely rice one pots too.

soloula Wed 16-May-18 14:25:31

I love Nigel Slater's lemon and asparagus risotto recipe.

TroysMammy Wed 16-May-18 14:27:16

Chicken and bacon (prosciutto) with saffron to make it a lovely yellow colour.

shockedballoon Wed 16-May-18 15:08:57

DH does a lovely one with onion & garlic (obvs) chorizo, red peppers and half a tin of tomatoes, splash of red or white wine and chicken stock.

UnaOfStormhold Wed 16-May-18 15:14:40

Salmon, peas and asparagus. Fry onion, put in rice and stock, about 10 mins before the end of the cooking time throw in the salmon and veg and then finish off with parmesan.

massistar Wed 16-May-18 16:04:55

Courgette risotto is lovely and light!

Bluesheep8 Sun 20-May-18 14:33:12

Chorizo risotto (and a super easy method) slice chorizo into thin rounds, warm it gently in a little oil then remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Fry chopped onion in the remaining chorizo flavoured oil then add 300g risotto rice, 1 litre of veg stock and a small pot of sundried tomato pasta sauce (or mix passata with red pesto and add) cover pan and simmer gently for 15 mins, stirring occasionally then stir in the chorizo. Simplest recipe ever and so good! You can even leave out the chorizo at the end if preferred and use for something else as all the chorizo flavour is in the onions and rice...

DragonNoodleCake Sun 20-May-18 14:36:21

We having chicken and chorizo risotto tonight with garden peas and Parmesan in it too

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