Vegetable Risotto, risotto primavera

Vegetable Risotto, risotto primavera

By 17/06/2012

It's summer time in England and this often shows on our plates too. In the summer we fancy more colourful dishes, more fruit and vegetables and lighter meals.

After a very rainy May and so far June, it seems that we are beginning slowly to get a bit of warmth and some sunshine! I love to sit in the garden with the children and just feel the sun on my face.

It gives an instant boost to your mood so does eating a nice meal though!

To make this dish you can just use whatever vegetables you have in your fridge and as it is a light dish it is perfect for the summer.

  • Prep Time : 30 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes



Chop the onion finely and stir fry it with a spoon of olive oil until translucent.
Add all the vegetables chopped into small pieces, salt and pepper and stir fry them for 5 minutes. Add the rice and keep stirring for another 3 minutes.
Add the stock and some hot water, just enough to cover it up. Cook for 10-12 minutes until the rice is cooked. Keep topping it up with hot water as it dries out.
When cooked, take it away from the source of heat and add the butter. Stir it all well in.
Serve immediately with a dust of grated Parmesan cheese.
multicolor risotto
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33 Responses to Vegetable Risotto, risotto primavera

  1. unikorna

    Alida I swear I hate risotto but your version looks so amazing that I might reconsider. Congrats lovely lady :).

  2. Balvinder Ubi

    Another great recipe of Risotto. Alida, I have a question, I do cook my risotto by adding stock slowly but the final texture get sticky. What could be the reason?

  3. Baking Addict

    Such a beautiful, colourful plate – yum! the peacock certainly looks majestic 🙂

  4. Alex

    This looks a lot more summery then the risotto I have over at my blog, I promise the moment the sun comes out I will give yours a try, its looks so fresh and delicious!!

  5. Jenn

    that looks yummy ; )if i don't like asparagus… what would you suggest would be a good replacement? or should i just eat the asparagus anyways?

  6. Alida

    It could be that you don't add enough water so it gets a bit dry. Adding a knob of butter at the end also helps giving a risotto a silky texture.Risotto also needs to be eaten straight away and it will be dry and sticky otherwise. X

  7. Pegasuslegend

    Beautiful Risotto… what a delightful photo of this peacock gorgeous thanks for this beautiful post!

  8. Betsy Brock

    What a gorgeous plate of food…love the presentation of that! It really sounds tasty, too!Wow..that peacock is amazing! 🙂

  9. Anyol

    Por aqui el sol no nos falt en todo el año, es raro que llueva.El arroz, que fresquito y bueno, very good.

  10. simple baking

    Beauty on a plate! Love the colourful risotto! and the peacock click is simply gorgeous. Have a wonderful week!Anuja

  11. Claudia

    Il paone visto dal vivo è davvero spettacolare, soprattutto quando fa la ruota e poi … secondo me il loro verso assomiglia a quello di un gatto.Molto bello il tuo riso, servito in maniera perfettabuon inizio settimana

  12. Shobha

    So beautifully decorated risotto..

  13. Stefania Shade

    bellissimo questo risotto! ideale anche per i bimbi che con questo caldo non amano sedersi a tavola!

  14. Petro Neagu

    Dear Alida,As always your recipes are so inviting, especially when they are so nice and colorful :)I love the peacock, it is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the picture with us.Hugs

  15. La cucina di Molly

    Che risotto delicato e ben presentato, brava! Che bello il pavone che hai fotografato! Ciao

  16. Olga Riofrio

    Yummy Rissotto.Where do you live?RegardsOlga.

  17. Linda

    This looks beautiful. I love the stacked look. Thanks for visiting Alida. Enjoy your week.

  18. Dolcemeringa Ombretta

    Questo risotto e' veramente un esplosione di colori 🙂 ma e' anche molto buono! Che bellezza il pavone:-) baci

  19. All That I'm Eating

    This looks and sounds lovely. Risotto is one of my favourite things, having it tonight in fact!

  20. Alida

    Hi Olga,I live in the south east of England.

  21. Lenia

    Un risotto delizioso e gustosissimo!Che belle foto!Buona giornata,carina!

  22. hemalata

    Delicious looking Italian dish n well presented too.

  23. ramya

    What a light and colourful risotto….perfect for the scorching Dubai summer!love your recipes Alida…

  24. PAPS

    I can never get this risotto right. Tried it couple of times but nope. I think Italians make it the best. There is a big difference when the Italian chef in the Italian restaurant (which we go) makes it and when the local chef makes it. I can say it at once.

  25. Hema

    Very colorful rice, would love to try this sometime..

  26. Choclette

    I do like your risotto's, they look so fresh and colourful. After seeing your asparagus one, I bought some asparagus and was all set to make it only to find I didn't have any arborio rice – I made asparagus pasta instead. Next year!

  27. Mijú

    Que bueno el arroz así.Un saludito

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