Check out our recipe video for delicious risotto, this is so cheap and super easy to make we bought all the ingredients in SuperValu and cost us less that €4!!!!


Serves: 3-4
  • 250g arborio rice
  • 1L veg stock
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 red onion
  • 250g shiitake mushrooms (can be replaced with others of choice)
  • 4 tbsp white wine (can be replaced with more veg stock)
  • 1.5 tbsp oil
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • Lemon
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)

To serve:

  • Small bunch of thyme
  • Toasted cashew nuts


  • Peel and finely chop your onion and garlic and chop the mushrooms into bite sized pieces
  • Put a small saucepan on a low heat and add the veg stock
  • Heat a large saucepan over a high heat. Once hot, add 1.5 tbsp oil, the onions, garlic and mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes stirring regularly
  • Add the wine/ equivalent of veg stock and cook for 1 minute or until it has evaporated
  • Add some leaves of your fresh thyme
  • Add the rice and cook for 1 minute, stirring regularly to coat
  • Using a small ladle, add approx 120ml of the veg stock at a time,stirrring almost constantly but giving the risotto little breaks to come back to a simmer. Reduce the heat to a medium once it has boiled and ensure you maintain a gentle simmer. You want it to be cooking in its steam rather than boiling.
  • Continue to add vegetable stock, stirring to incorporate, until the rice is ‘al dente’- cooked through but still has a slight bite. The whole process should only take 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and leave to sit with lid on for a few minutes.
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon
  • Top with thyme (and nutritional yeast if using) and some chilli flake if you like a bit of spice!



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