Healthy Cheats Risotto

By lucy bourne May 1, 2020

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Cheats Risotto

A simple and savoury rice dish.CHEATS RISOTTO

PREP TIME: 10 mins
SERVES: 4 portions

• 1 medium onion, finely chopped
• 100g closed-cup mushrooms, sliced
• 100g baby sweetcorn, sliced
• 75g frozen peas
• 1 tomato, chopped
• 150g easy-cook long grain white rice
• 300ml reduced-salt vegetable or chicken stock
• 1 tsp curry powder
• 1 tsp vegetable oil

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the onion for 2-3 minutes until soft, then add the mushrooms and cook for a further 2 minutes.

2. Stir in the rice, and then add the stock, peas, baby sweetcorn and curry powder. Stir well to stop the rice from sticking to the bottom. Bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until the rice is tender, adding more water if necessary. Stir every now and again.

3. Serve the rice in bowls and sprinkle the tomato on top. You could add 100g of frozen mixed vegetables instead of the baby sweetcorn, or some extra chilli flakes for flavour.


*All nutritional information is approximate

Energy 183kcal
Protein 5g
Fat 2g
Saturates 0.3g
Carbohydrates 39g
Sugars 4g
Dietary Fibre 3g
Salt 0.05g