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One-Pan Spring Greens Baked Risotto

Warmer weather calls for the classics to be lightened up with spring's bounty and this greens-packed risotto certainly brings freshness to the table. Asparagus, zucchini and spinach are oven-baked with rice for an easy, no-stir, one-pan dinner that's lifted with the vibrant flavours of lemon, pine nuts and basil.

60 Minutes




Prepare Ingredients

Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced. Slice zucchini into thin rounds. Thinly slice spring onion. Snap woody ends from asparagus and discard. Cut asparagus into 1cm pieces.



Start Risotto

Heat an ovenproof frypan over medium heat. Add pine nuts and toast for 1 minute or until slightly golden. Remove from pan and set aside. Return pan to heat and add oil, spring onion, asparagus and zucchini. Cook, stirring, for 2–3 minutes or until zucchini is softened.



Add Rice and Stock

Add rice to pan and stir for 30 seconds or until lightly toasted. Dissolve stock cube in 560ml (2¼ cups) water, add to pan and bring to the boil. Cover with a lid and transfer to oven. Bake for 20 minutes or until rice is tender.



Prepare Basil and Lemon

Pick basil leaves from their stems and roughly chop. Finely zest lemon, then cut lemon into wedges.



Add Spinach Leaves

Carefully remove risotto from oven. Add baby spinach leaves and cover with lid for 2 minutes or until spinach wilts.



Plate Up

Add most of the basil, most of the parmesan, lemon zest, butter and 40ml (2 tablespoons) hot water to risotto and stir to combine. Season well with salt and pepper. Divide risotto between bowls and sprinkle with remaining basil, remaining parmesan and pine nuts. Serve with lemon wedges.

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One-Pan Spring Greens Baked Risotto

Fabulous fresh ingredients

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Easy to cook

Very tasty and quick to cook which is a big help during the week when you are working.


Great quality produce

The recipes are so much better than all other meal kits I’ve tried over the years.