Inspiring vegetarian recipes
Try our vibrant veggie dishes, from meat-free lasagne to vegetable curry and vegetarian chilli
Heat half the butter and all the oil in deep frying pan over a medium heat until the butter starts to foam. Cook the onion for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and tender but not golden.
Tip in the rice, turn up the heat slightly and stir to coat in the onions. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the rice starts to turn translucent. Pour in the wine and simmer until mostly evaporated.
Keep the stock warm in a pan on the back of the hob. Add a ladleful to the risotto, stirring continuously, then add the next ladle once the first has been absorbed, repeating until the rice is tender but still with a little bite – this will take about 20 minutes and you may not need all the stock.
Remove the risotto from the heat, fold in all the cheeses and stir well until everything has melted and the risotto is cheesy and creamy. Stir in the remaining 1 tbsp of butter, season well with black pepper and a little salt, and cover with the lid. Let it stand for 5 minutes before scattering with parsley or chives and lemon zest, if using, to serve.