Tag: risotto

Ingredient of the Week: Barley

Ingredient of the Week: Barley

Barley is one of the world’s oldest, cultivated cereals and can be successfully grown in many climates, making it a staple grain in many cuisines. Most people know it for its use in making beer, but it is also incredibly nutritious and cheap. It is 

Barley Risotto with Bacon & Chestnuts

Barley Risotto with Bacon & Chestnuts

Its December and so the chestnuts are becoming more readily available in the shops. They are an ingredient that I’m still learning about, so I tend to only buy them pre-cooked for ease. This barley risotto was inspired by a recipe on BBC Good Food 

Beetroot, Spinach & Goats Cheese Risotto

Beetroot, Spinach & Goats Cheese Risotto

This is the first time I have cooked with raw beetroot. I usually buy the pre-cooked versions for ease, but I saw this recipe on the Vitamix website and just had to try it. The problem with raw beetroot is that if you break the 

Chicken & Spring Vegetable Risotto

Chicken & Spring Vegetable Risotto

I tried to be a little more adventurous and cheffy with this recipe by incorporating the woody ends of the asparagus in to the meal as well. This reduces waste, adds extra nutrition and intensifies the asparagus flavour. If you use fresh peas or broad 

Mushroom, Kale & Squash Risotto

Mushroom, Kale & Squash Risotto

A hearty enough meal to be served on it’s own, especially if you are a vegetarian. If you eat cheese, then chunks of goats cheese, feta or parmesan are great added at the end of the cooking process, just before serving. When I make this 

Chorizo, Root Vegetable & Barley Risotto

Chorizo, Root Vegetable & Barley Risotto

I love a bowl of risotto. When cooked well the flavour that you can infuse from the stock in to everything else is just delicious. Add chorizo in to the mix and you are on to a winner! Every meal is improved if you add