Arborio rice is a short grain rice from Italy and can mainly be found in risotto recipes due to its high starch content. It can also be used in rice pudding recipes.
Freshly toasted walnuts are added to a tasty mushroom and Arborio rice risotto. This makes a delicious dinner on its own or a tasty gourmet side dish.
This risotto made with mushroom, zucchini, onion and bacon is always enjoyed by friends and family when I make it.
A great vegetarian dish that is reeaalllly filling...! It can take some time to cook as the liquid needs to absorb bit by bit, whilst stirring, to get the creamiest result without burning the bottom of the pan. I 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.