39 risotto recipes
Try one of our best risotto recipes for a midweek meal, a summer dinner party or as wintery comfort food. From simple butternut to impressive radicchio and pancetta; we've got every occasion covered
Looking for a risotto recipe? Try one of our best risotto recipes for a midweek meal or easy entertaining. They're quick, easy and hassle-free. From vegetarian risottos such as wild rice and mushroom, to chicken risotto for midweek and posh seafood risottos to serve at a dinner party. We have some inventive ideas using barley, spelt and farro as an alternative to your risotto rice.
Easy risotto recipes
With a little bit of know-how (and some soothing, meditative stirring), a creamy, umami-rich risotto with perfectly cooked rice is guaranteed. Here’s how to master this classic dish and make our best seafood risotto.
This veggie risotto is simple, bright and packed with plenty of fresh and zesty flavours. It’s a welcoming dish at any time of year.
This comforting risotto utilises the entire crustacean, as the shells form a rich seafood stock for the rice to absorb before incorporating the plump cooked prawns.
Topped with shredded basil and parmesan, this comforting tomato risotto is singing with Italian flavours.
This risotto combines tender ham hock flakes with sweet frozen peas, brilliant for a summery Italian dish to enjoy outdoors.
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A super green risotto is perfect for packing in veggies while tucking into a bowl of comfort.
A green-speckled risotto, made vibrant with peas, baby spinach and asparagus. Chives, mint, lemon zest and pecorino add extra bursts of flavour, too.
Cook a dinner you can count on tonight with our simple, warming dish. This easy risotto recipe comes flavoured with chicken thighs, smoked bacon lardons and plenty of parmesan.
Fried anchovy and breadcrumbs top this leek risotto, made beautifully creamy thanks to parmesan, butter and cream.
Check out this seafood-packed risotto, featuring clams, mussels, squid and langoustines. It comes from the kitchens of Covent Garden’s Ave Mario.
Indulgent but easy enough for weeknights. This butternut squash risotto with sage will hit the spot when you need Italian comfort food. Ready in half an hour
Fennel, courgette, peas and parsley make for a wonderfully green risotto. This one is flavoured with a little nutritional yeast in place of parmesan, to keep it plant-based.
Try our creamy mushroom risotto recipe with zesty lemon. This quick veggie risotto dish is easy to make and ready in 35 minutes.
Try our creamy risotto oozing with mature cheddar cheese topped with pan-fried cherry tomatoes bursting with flavour.
Make our vibrant crab risotto, with lots of green goodness from peas and spinach. This is a low-calorie dinner for the whole family.
Brighten up your risotto with beetroot for an easy vegetarian meal topped with goat's cheese and walnuts.
A fresh and creamy risotto which makes the most of baby courgettes. It's also flavoured with mint, lemon and plenty of salty parmesan. Check out more of our best risotto recipes.
Typically laden with butter and cheese, risotto is well known for its comforting and indulgent qualities. Here we've invented a much lighter (and totally vegan) option that still packs in plenty of umami flavours.
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This soothing risotto is delicious on its own, or served with a roast chicken and the roasting juices from the tin. An impressive entertaining idea, if you've got friends round for dinner.
Check out this show-stopping risotto verde recipe. It's low calorie and a great way to feed a crowd. Full of seasonal summer veg this dish has under 450 calories per serving. More vegetarian meal ideas here.
Check out this creamy veg risotto with cavolo nero, crunchy peas and punchy chilli. Make this quick and easy recipe for a warming midweek meal. Plus, it's low in calories too.
If you like bolognese and risotto, then you'll love our baked bolognese recipe with risotto. This hearty dish is super easy to make and will soon become a firm family favourite. Try our baked bolognese sauce for an easy dinner idea.
Check out our risotto recipe with Jerusalem artichokes and chopped hazelnuts. This simple one-pot is an easy, midweek winter warmer recipe for the whole family.
Broad beans are in season from June to September, and this recipe for creamy but fresh barley risotto with chicken, beans and kale is a great way to make the most of them while you can.
Our recipe for scallop and prawn risotto is easy to make but looks and tastes impressive. Make it as part of a dinner party to really impress your guests. Here are some individual pudding recipes to serve as dessert.
Try this creamy risotto uses pearled spelt as a healthier alternative to classic risotto rice and dried porcini mushrooms for a more intense flavour.
Barley is a great alternative to normal risotto rice, and when paired with pea, courgette and artichoke, makes for a delicious summery dish that feels indulgent but is under 300 calories. If you're looking for a low calorie vegetarian meal, here are our ideas.
This recipe for wild rice and mushroom risotto with roast garlic is vegetarian, low salt and sugar and under 500 calories but packed with flavour.
Our indulgent recipe for brown-buttered crab risotto is really easy to make and ready in just 35 minutes, making it a great option midweek.
The best recipe for slow-cooked risotto. First cook the ham hock then shred the meat and create this indulgent (but quite easy) barley risotto. The spring veg work a treat with the ham. Worth every bit of effort.
A stylish but fuss-free one-pot that delivers on flavour – perfect for your next dinner party. If you don't want to go to the expense of using barolo, use another sturdy Italian red.
You don't have to spend hours cooking to make something delicious. This hot-smoked salmon, dill and lemon risotto is full of light, fresh flavours and is ready in just 30 minutes. We've got some great ideas for recipes that use up leftover red wine here.
Dried porcini mushrooms are a really useful ingredient to keep in your store cupboard. Added to this creamy risotto with fresh mushrooms and spinach they give a deeply savoury concentrated flavour. A smart quick vegetarian supper for two.
Freekeh is made from cracked, roasted green wheat. It works well for risotto as the grains keep their bite when cooked, and it's under 300 kcals.
Try this easy but impressive recipe for quail, confit garlic and celeriac risotto from Oldroyd's in Islington.
Our seriously simple risotto recipe is ideal for meat-free Monday. Spring onion and leek risotto is cooked traditionally in white wine and topped with parmesan.
This comforting risotto is ready in just 30 minutes and can be made using ingredients you may already have in your fridge and store cupboard - perfect to whip up after work.