There are so many great risotto recipes whether cooked on the stove top or in the microwave. Try our delicious chicken risotto, mushroom risotto and pumpkin risotto recipes.
Half the world's people rely on rice as their staple food. Rice offers B vitamins and some minerals; its protein features a good balance of amino acids.
As classically Italian as you can get, this unadulterated risotto is made in the traditional way and simply flavoured with porcini mushrooms, white wine, butter and Parmesan cheese.
A great vegetarian dish that is reeaalllly filling...! Can take some time as the liquid needs to absorb bit by bit to get the creamiest result without burning the bottom of the pot. So make this when you have a bit of time. I also buy pre-sliced mushrooms to save on prep time.
If you are looking for a new flavour for your risotto try this version that includes chicken and asparagus; perfect for a midweek meal.
Although higher in fat than white breast meat, the darker-fleshed chicken pieces – the legs (drumsticks) and thighs – are a more concentrated source of minerals, including zinc and some iron.