Courgette & lemon risotto

An easy vegetarian one-pot risotto – simply stir in your seasonal veg, simmer and enjoy

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 752
  • fat 37g
  • saturates 23g
  • carbs 83g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 19g
  • salt 2g

Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 180g risotto rice
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 2 lemon thyme sprigs
  • 250g courgette, diced
  • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche

Method

  1. Melt the butter in a deep frying pan. Add the onion and fry gently until softened for about 8 mins, then add the garlic and stir for 1 min. Stir in the rice to coat it in the buttery onions and garlic for 1-2 mins.

  2. Dissolve the stock cube in 1 litre of boiling water, then add a ladle of the stock to the rice, along with the lemon juice and thyme. Bubble over a medium heat, stirring constantly. When almost all the liquid has been absorbed, add another ladle of stock and keep stirring. Tip in the courgette and keep adding the stock, stirring every now and then until the rice is just tender and creamy.

  3. To serve, stir in some seasoning, the lemon zest, Parmesan and crème fraîche.