Zucchini flowers are at their very best right now so be sure that you make this deliciously creamy vegetarian risotto.

30 Minutes. Vegetarian. An elegantly simple zucchini flower risotto.

Serves 2.


8 - 10 zucchini flowers
1 cup Arborio rice
1 brown onion
1 garlic clove
1 litre natural vegetable stock
2 sprigs parsley
25g butter
1/3 cup grated parmesan
70g goats cheese

Heat stock & cook risotto
Place stock in a pot, cover with a lid and bring to a gentle simmer. Finely dice the onion. Crush the garlic. Bring a heavy based pot to a medium heat with a generous drizzle of olive oil. Add onion and garlic, sauté for 2 - 3 minutes. Add rice to the pot and stir well. Add 1/3 of stock and stir occasionally until stock is almost absorbed. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat twice more with remaining stock. Allow to simmer until the rice is tender. Remove from heat.

Finish risotto
While the risotto is cooking, remove the zucchini flowers and roughly tear petals. Discard flower stamen. Thinly slice the zucchini into rounds. Finely chop the parsley.

Stir through the butter, zucchini rounds, parsley and parmesan cheese through the cooked risotto. Season with salt and pepper, cover and rest for 2 – 3 minutes. To finish, gently stir through the zucchini flowers and goats cheese,

To serve
Spoon onto plates then finish with a drizzle of olive oil.

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February 01, 2017 by Timothy Ryder
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