Risotto Recipes

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Risotto recipes create dishes that are perfectly creamy and delicious without having to spend hours at the hob slaving away over your risotto. Risotto recipes are great served as a starter at a dinner party, or as a weekday or weekend main course.

Risotto is a type of rice that becomes creamier as you gradually add stock and stir it, which allows it to release a lot of starch. It’s best cooked a little al dente so it’s creamy but still has a little bite to it and the grains are still separate.

Whether you’re looking for a vegetarian, seafood or meat risotto recipe, we’ve got plenty for you to choose from. For a really simple midweek recipe that takes under 25 minutes to prepare (who said making risotto has to take ages!), try our rich pea and Parmesan risotto. It doesn’t take very many ingredients to make this recipe at all, and what’s even better is that most of them you’ll already have in your store cupboard so even when the fridge is bare, you wont be stuck for something to eat.

The same goes for our freezer greens risotto and our broad bean, lemon and thyme risotto. These are all superb vegetarian options and even if you’re a committed carnivore, it’s still good to have one day a week where you don’t eat any meat, to give your body a little detox.

For something a little more elaborate that’s sure to impress guests if you’re expecting people round for dinner, we have a wonderful seafood risotto recipe for you to try. The fresh seafood really takes it to another level, and to serve the micro herbs make it look like restaurant-quality food.

The cauliflower and truffle risotto with egg yolk really has the wow factor that’ll blow guests away. Truffles are a real treat, and paired with the creamy egg yolk and earthiness of the cauliflower, this is a dream combination.

Find your favourite risotto recipe for a weekend lunch or weeknight supper.

Delicious Risotto recipes

Artichoke, Caper and Lemon Risotto

Artichoke, Caper and Lemon Risotto

A simple lemon risotto is always a hit for dinner, we've added artichoke and capers to give it a bit of pep using mostly storecupboard ingredients

Seafood Risotto

Seafood Risotto

The ultimate comfort food - this seafood risotto is really luxurious and creamy

Pearl Barley Risotto

Pearl Barley Risotto

This pearl barley risotto is a favourite simple supper

Cauliflower and Truffle Risotto with Egg Yolk

Cauliflower and Truffle Risotto with Egg Yolk

The luxurious kick of truffle works perfectly with the earthy sweetness of cooked cauliflower in this stunning risotto

Smoked Haddock Risotto, Soft-Boiled Quail Eggs and Parsnip Crisps

Smoked Haddock Risotto, Soft-Boiled Quail Eggs and Parsnip Crisps

This elegant risotto dish is both creamy and light. Topped with quail eggs and parsnip crisps, this would make an impressive main starter or main dish at a dinner party.

Smoked Haddock and Watercress Risotto

Smoked Haddock and Watercress Risotto

Haddock and risotto come together wonderfully in this beautiful recipe

Chicken Risotto

Chicken Risotto

This risotto recipe is a great way to use up roast chicken from the Sunday lunch delicious served with a watercress and orange salad

Roast Chicken Breasts with Sweetcorn Risotto and Caramelised Shallots

Roast Chicken Breasts with Sweetcorn Risotto and Caramelised Shallots

Roast chicken and sweetcorn risotto is a great combination that everyone loves

Cheese and Ham Red Wine Risotto

Cheese and Ham Red Wine Risotto

Cheese and ham are no longer solely reserved for sandwiches - they make a wonderful risotto too!

Roast Butternut Squash Risotto

Roast Butternut Squash Risotto

Roasting the squash first brings out its natural sweetness which is delicious with the salty Parmesan stirred through this filling risotto

Beef Shin "Osso Bucco" with Risotto Milanese

Beef Shin "Osso Bucco" with Risotto Milanese

The beef in this risotto recipe is meltingly tender - comfort food at its finest

Mozzarella and Tomato Risotto with Basil

Mozzarella and Tomato Risotto with Basil

A fabulous and filling vegetarian risotto recipe with wonderful mozzarella and juicy tomatoes

Rich Pea and Parmesan Risotto

Rich Pea and Parmesan Risotto

This rich pea and parmesan risotto is a midweek staple that can be whipped up from storecupboard ingredients

Butternut and Orzo Risotto

Butternut and Orzo Risotto

Orzo pasta makes a great risotto and it's lovely teamed with butternut squash

Easy Oven Risotto

Easy Oven Risotto

Make the most of the asparagus season with this simple risotto recipe