Greens Risotto

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:40 m

This risotto is bursting with colour, flavour and healthy goodness. We’re big fans of getting as much green into our bodies as possible to give us the vital nutrients we need. This dish is testament to that, but it’s also delicious. Cook slowly, add the stock bit by bit and you’ll have a dish guaranteed to please!

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For the recipe

<item-todo-done>60g macadamia nuts<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 red onion<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 garlic clove<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp fresh mixed herbs - such as sage, parsley and mint<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>75g green beans<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>60g kale<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ Juice of 1 lemon<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>900ml vegetable stock<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>225g risotto rice<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>125ml dry white wine<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>75g peas<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 nutritional yeast<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tsp plant-based butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>60g asparagus<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat oven to 160°C | Small baking tray | Medium saucepan on a low heat | Medium saucepan on a medium heat

Roast the nuts

  • Spread the macadamia nuts over the small baking tray, put the tray in the oven and toast for 5–8 minutes, until golden 
  • Leave to cool slightly, then roughly chop


Prepare the vegetables

  • Peel and finely chop the red onion and garlic 
  • Chop the herbs 
  • Slice the green beans into 2cm pieces 
  • Snap the tough ends off the asparagus and cut the stems into 1cm pieces 
  • Remove the tough stems from the kale and roughly chop 
  • Finely grate the zest of the lemon 
  • Pour the stock into the medium saucepan on a low heat and keep warm

Start the base

  • Add the olive oil to the other pan 
  • Add the chopped onions and cook until they begin to soften, about 10–15 minutes 
  • Add the garlic and stir for another minute 
  • Pour in the rice and toast for a further minute

Simmer the mixture

  • Turn up the heat slightly and pour in the white wine 
  • Simmer until the liquid has almost completely evaporated, stirring frequently 
  • Add the green beans and asparagus to the pan and give everything a stir

Add the stock and vegetables

  • Now start adding a ladleful of stock at a time, stirring continuously and waiting for the stock to be absorbed before adding the next ladleful
  • After 8 minutes, add the peas and kale to the pan and continue to cook for a further 6–8 minutes, until the rice is just cooked and the vegetables are tender (you might have a little stock left over)

Finish the dish

  • Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the chopped herbs, nutritional yeast, lemon zest, macadamia nuts and dairy-free butter 
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately
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