I love risotto but am not a fan of standing over the stove stirring it for half an hour! This is a ridicuously easy cheat’s version, and while technically it’s not really risotto, it’s pretty close and tastes delicious. The best part is, all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in a dish and pop it in the oven!
Ingredients (serves 4):
1/2 red onion, diced
1 cup arborio rice
3 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
1 bunch asparagus, cut into 2cm pieces
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon mint, chopped
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Into a baking dish place the onion, rice, chicken stock, olive oil and lemon zest.
- Stir, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes or until rice is just cooked.
- Stir through asparagus and peas, cover and leave for 2 minutes.
- Then stir through Parmesan and chopped mint and serve! Great with grilled chicken.