KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

One of my favourite meals at the moment! I have always wanted to make my own risotto but thought it was too difficult or time-consuming for a quick meal, but it is actually very simple and easy to make!

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

Katie's Risotto Recipe Ingredients


25g butter

1 onion, finely chopped

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped/crushed

500ml hot vegetable stock

150g Arborio Risotto Rice

Small bottle of white wine

150g frozen peas

1 lemon

5 baby mushrooms

Dill or Parsley

3 tablespoons of creme fraiche

Served with:

Smoked salmon

Cherry Tomatoes

Iceberg lettuce

Other serving suggestions: poached salmon fillet, green beans, spinach.


Step 1: Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Step 2: Add the rice and stir into the butter. Make sure every grain of rice is covered with butter. Cook for 1 minute.

Now I have a confession to make, I completely forgot about the mushrooms at this point :/ I would usually add them in at this stage but I forgot. Instead, I put the chopped mushrooms into a small pan with a knob of butter and cooked them for 2-3 minutes before adding them to the risotto. (Silly me :/ just imagine I put the mushrooms in.)

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Step 3: Add the wine and cook for 1 minute. Whilst this is cooking boil the kettle and mix the stock cube and water together in a measuring jug.

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Step 4: Add the stock gradually, use ladle or large serving spoon. Add more stock once each amount of stock has been absorbed. Stir regularly.

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Step 5: With the last amount of stock add the peas and lemon juice and stir. Sometimes I add an extra splash of white wine at this stage (not an alcoholic! I just really enjoy a wine taste in the risotto).

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Step 6: Cook for another 4 minutes. This is the time to season and add the dill/parsley. Finally, take on the heat and add the 3 spoonfuls of creme fraiche and stir into the risotto.

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Serve with smoked salmon, baby iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes and half a lemon

Or serve with a poached salmon fillet, green beans and spinach.

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe


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