Super green risotto with crunchy prosciutto

Super green risotto with crunchy prosciutto

By 21/08/2017

This risotto has so much green goodness in it that I have called it "super green risotto". To me, the more veggies there are, the better.

Made with fresh green beans, peas, zucchini, a handful of arugola leaves and a few of crunchy prosciutto bits on top, this is a good healthy midweek meal and easy to prepare.

Use any fresh veggies you like, anything that is in season will be best. Let's always remind ourselves that the quality of the ingredients we use in our cooking will affect the final taste of the dish. So buy the best quality you can afford and organic is even better.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 18 minutes
  • Yield : 4



Chop the onion finely and stir fry it in a sauce pan with 2 tbsp of olive oil. Then add the beans.

Freshly picked green beans

Cook for 8 minutes with a little broth then add the rice and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Add the broth a little at a time, enough to cover the rice and then add the peas, salt and pepper. Cook the rice for about 15 to 18 minutes or according to packet instructions.

Risotto with green vegetables and crunchy prosciutto

Wash and slice the zucchini at julienne (into sticks).

In a separate pan add 2 tbsp of olive oil then add the zucchini and stir fry them for 5 to 8 minutes until they are soft and crispy. Remove from the heat and put aside. Chop the ham and cook it for a couple of minutes until nice and crisp.

When the rice is cooked add a knob of butter, the arugola leaves, the cooked zucchini and stir it in well. Serve with the crunchy prosciutto on top and a sprinkle of grated Parmigiano or Pecorino cheese.

Risotto with green vegetables and crunchy prosciutto

Super green risotto with crunchy prosciutto

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6 Responses to Super green risotto with crunchy prosciutto

  1. Mimi

    Wonderful! I’ve added all of these separately to risotto, but never all together! This is brilliant!

    • Alida

      Thanks Mimi, this was an experiment for me too, lots of veg the more the better!

  2. Chiara

    un modo delizioso per gustare tante verdure , bella ricetta Alida !

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    I love all the greens! The add of crunchy prosciutto definitely add some wonder to this delicious rice dish.

  4. elisabetta

    I had risotto planned for this long weekend, I’ll try your recipe Alida, it sounds delicious.

    • Alida

      Great! Most seasonal green veg will be good. Enjoy x

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