Looking for the best risotto recipes? Here are some of our favourite vegetarian recipes, from earthy mushroom risotto to summery pearl barley risotto and spring green risotto.
Vegetarian risotto recipes
A green-speckled risotto, made vibrant with peas, baby spinach and asparagus. Chives, mint, lemon zest and pecorino add extra bursts of flavour.
Try our earthy risotto studded with chestnut and dried porcini mushrooms. It’s lifted with zesty lemon and made creamier with butter and hard Italian cheese.
Indulgent but easy enough for weeknights, this butternut squash risotto with sage will hit the spot when you need Italian comfort food. Plus, it’s ready in half an hour.
This asparagus risotto is made with freekeh – a green wheat grain – instead of rice. It works well for risotto as the grains keep their bite when cooked.
A new recipe for risotto that uses pearl barley instead of rice. With mushrooms and spinach, it makes an easy but filling meal for one.
This meat-free risotto swaps rice for quinoa, complete with the wonderful earthy flavours of mushrooms, baby leeks and pecorino. Perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
Brighten up your risotto with beetroot for an easy vegetarian meal. Toppings of goat’s cheese and walnuts pair perfectly in terms of flavour, and also add extra texture.
This summery courgette recipe makes use of the seasonal green veg, alongside peas and artichoke. Barley is a great alternative to normal risotto rice, and makes for a delicious dish that feels indulgent but is under 300 calories.