Courgette and Pine Nut Risotto

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Courgette and Pine Nut Risotto

Ingredients:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 

1 medium white onion, diced 

2 courgettes 

2 cloves garlic 

Salt and pepper 

1 tbsp of chopped rosemary and thyme 

300g risotto rice 

150ml dry white wine 

1 pint of vegetable stock 

50g pecorino cheese 

30g toasted pine nuts 

Method:

Pour olive oil into a large non-stick shallow pan.

Add in the chopped onions and grated courgettes along with the chopped herbs and salt and pepper. 

Cook the ingredients over medium heat for 2-3 minutes to bring out the flavour. 

Pour in the rice and continue to cook for a couple of minutes. 

Add in the wine and stir together to allow the liquid to evaporate and reduce. 

Add the vegetable stock a little at a time, while continually stirring until the rice is cooked, it should take 10-15 minutes. 

You will know when the rice is cooked because it will have little bite to it and there is still some liquid left in the risotto. 

Grate the cheese straight into the pan and sprinkle over the toasted pine nuts. 

Add in the butter and stir together to finish the risotto. 

When serving up, finish with a drizzle of your best extra virgin olive oil. 

Products Used:

MasterClass Premium Quality Stainless Steel 250ml Oil Drizzler

Colourworks Classics Cream Silicone-Headed Kitchen Spoon with Long Handle

MasterClass Box Grater with Measurements

MasterClass Cast Aluminium Shallow 4 Litre Casserole Dish

MasterClass Garlic Press & Slicer

MasterClass Smart Space Mixing Bowl Set with Colander and Measuring Jug