Courgette And Asparagus Risotto With Pine Nuts

Courgette And Asparagus Risotto With Pine Nuts, Basil. Hello friends, so how are you today? Fancy trying this courgette and asparagus risotto with pine nuts, basil, mint and lemon recipe out?

Indulge in the exquisite flavors of this Courgette and Asparagus Risotto with Pine Nuts and Basil recipe. This very tasty recipe combines the freshness of courgettes and asparagus with the delightful crunch of pine nuts, all perfectly balanced in a creamy risotto. With aromatic hints of basil, this dish is a true delight for your taste buds. Prepare to be captivated by this gourmet masterpiece.

Courgette And Asparagus Risotto With Pine Nuts, Basil

Courgette And Asparagus Risotto With Pine Nuts, Basil:

Table Of Contents:

  1. Firstly, Courgette And Asparagus Risotto With Pine Nuts, Basil Ingredients.
  2. Secondly, Courgette And Asparagus Risotto With Pine Nuts, Basil Method.
  3. Thirdly, Other Recipe Ideas.
Courgette And Asparagus Risotto With Pine Nuts, Basil

Serves 6

How To Make A Courgette And Asparagus Risotto With Pine Nuts, Basil, Mint And Lemon:

You Will Need:

  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 450 g medium courgettes, thinly sliced
  • 400 g fresh asparagus spears, tough stalks removed, cut into 2.5 cm lengths
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1.2 litres chicken or vegetable stock
  • 400 g risotto rice (Arborio or Carnaroli)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp finely sliced mint
  • 1 tbsp finely sliced basil
  • 50 g pine nuts, toasted
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Finely grated Parmesan, to serve

When testing this recipe, my sons agreed that courgette is actually very good! The secret is to sauté the vegetables until al dente, and no further, to retain their bright green colour and bite.

How To Make:

Method:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and quickly sauté the courgettes, seasoned with salt and pepper, until just tender. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  2. If needed, add another 1–2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan, and sauté the asparagus until just tender. Add to the sautéed courgette and set aside.
  3. Put the onion in the same pan, season with salt and pepper, and gently fry until it is soft but not coloured. Add the chopped garlic and fry for a further 30 seconds.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the stock to a simmer in a separate, large pan and turn the heat to low.
  5. Stir the rice into the onion mixture over a low heat until all the grains are coated and the rice becomes shiny and translucent.
  6. Start to add the simmering stock, a ladleful at a time. Allow each ladle of stock to be absorbed before adding the next. Once all the stock has been added (this will take 20–30 minutes), test the rice. It should be tender with bite.
  7. Stir in the lemon zest and juice, followed by the mint, basil and pine nuts.
  8. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if needed, then stir the sautéed courgette and asparagus into the rice.

To serve, spoon into warm bowls and serve with freshly grated Parmesan.

So what do you think about this Courgette And Asparagus Risotto With Pine Nuts, Basil recipe? Do you also fancy trying it?

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