Easy Oven Risotto Recipe

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

Easy Oven Risotto-woman and home
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories693 Kcal35%
Fat26 g37%
Saturated Fat13 g65%

If you’re after an asparagus recipe to make the most of the vegetable’s season, give this delicious risotto recipe a go this week to use up all the delicious veg.

Generally, asparagus is in season between April 23 up until the summer solstice in June, so it’s a great vegetable to include in your diet throughout the summer months.

This simple risotto recipe is cooked in the oven to help the risotto rice absorb those delicious juices and the result is a dish so flavoursome the whole family will adore it.

If you're a risotto fan, it's worth investing in some decent stock and good-quality Parmesan. It will make all the difference to your finished dish.


  1. Heat the oven to 180 C, 160 C fan, 360 F, gas 4. Take 250g (9oz) asparagus and cut off the tough woody stems
  2. Put the stems into a pan with 100g (4oz) baby spinach leaves and 100g (4oz) frozen peas. Add 100ml (4fl oz) chicken or vegetable stock and cook for 5 minutes until the asparagus is tender.
  3. Whizz in a processor to a purée. Blanch the asparagus tips and another 100g (4oz) peas and drain. Gently fry 1 chopped onion and 2 crushed garlic cloves in 2tbsp olive oil for a few minutes to soften.
  4. Add 350g (12oz) Arborio risotto rice, 850ml (1½pt) stock and 150ml (¼pt) white wine. Season, bring to the boil, then cover and put in the oven for 15 minutes, until the rice is just tender. Remove from the oven and stir in the asparagus purée, asparagus tips and peas, 100g (4oz) finely grated Parmesan and 50g (2oz) butter.
  5. Season, and serve immediately.


  • 250g (9oz) asparagus
  • 100g (4oz) baby spinach leaves
  • 100g (4oz) frozen peas
  • 100ml (4fl oz) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
Jane Curran

Jane Curran is a freelance food editor, stylist, writer and consultant based in Cape Town. Former food director of TI Media & woman&home. All about food, wine (dipWSET), gardening and the Arsenal.