Michelle’s Leek and Butterbean Risotto Recipe

Michelle

June 6, 2019

Michelle's Leek and Butterbean Risotto Recipe Vegetarian Family Dinner

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Are you bored cooking the same dinners over and over? It is so easy to get stuck in a rut with family dinners, but all you need are a few simple ingredients to try this leek and butter bean risotto recipe – definitely one recipe you’ll want to try!

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Risotto always seems like a ‘fancy’ midweek meal, but is a great way to transform whatever leftover veg or ingredients you happen to have in the fridge. There are some great flavour combinations to try, depending on how adventurous you are, and the process of adding stock gradually to plump up those rice grains is actually quite relaxing!

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Leek and Butter Bean Risotto Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 350g risotto rice
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 tin of butter beans, drained
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 50g parmesan or Gran Padano, grated
  • Pepper, to taste

Method

  1. Heat butter and oil in frying pan.
  2. Add the spring onion, carrots and leeks and fry for a couple of minutes over a medium heat.
  3. Then add risotto rice and coat well with oil and butter.
  4. Add a ladle of stock and let the rice absorb it before adding the next ladle of stock.
  5. Add the beans after the second ladleful and squash them a bit with a potato masher or wooden spoon.
  6. Continue to add the stock gradually until the rice has cooked.
  7. Season with black pepper and serve with a sprinkling of grated Parmesan or Gran Padano.

Tip: Squashing the butter beans gives the risotto a thick, creamy consistency.

Verdict: This recipe got the thumbs up from everyone except my youngest, who is not a big fan of onions or risotto! It will definitely go into the repertoire of family dinners and would be lovely served alongside grilled chicken or pork chops.

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Published On: June 6th, 2019 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: December 23rd, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Michelle

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Michelle is a Mum to 2 girls and co-founded Mykidstime.

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