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
Crab and asparagus risotto is a combination of two of the best British ingredients in season. This lovely dinner for two is ready in just 30 minutes!
Pearl barley has a low Glycemic Index, which means it doesn't cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels. It's also rich in soluble fibre, which can help reduce high cholesterol
Smoked haddock and bacon risotto takes only 30 minutes to prepare and is perfectly rich, creamy and full of flavour
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
The luxurious kick of truffle works perfectly with the earthy sweetness of cooked cauliflower in this stunning risotto
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.
Haddock and risotto come together wonderfully in this beautiful recipe
This risotto recipe is a great way to use up roast chicken from the Sunday lunch – delicious served with a watercress and orange salad
Cheese and ham are no longer solely reserved for sandwiches - they make a wonderful risotto too!
Roasting the squash first brings out its natural sweetness which is delicious with the salty Parmesan stirred through this filling risotto