Risottos may seem like a daunting undertaking. How do you make simple rice so creamy and delicious? When do you add water and how much? How do you stop yourself from eating it while it is piping mouth-burningly hot? The truth is with a little attention and time, anyone can whip together a great risotto. Not only that, but you can make it all year round with seasonal ingredients, making it a truly versatile comfort food.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite seasonal risotto recipes so that you’ve got a dish at the ready when friends and family stop by, no matter the time of year.
Sweet Potato Autumn risotto
With autumn comes the chill, rain, and longer, darker nights. We want warm comfort food to look forward to on our way home from work. In autumn sweet potatoes and other root vegetables are in season, making the sweet potato risotto the perfect dish to cook up. Keep it vegetarian with delicious simple flavours from veggie stock and root vegetables or mix it up with some bacon – the choice is yours. Cooled and stored correctly, this dish is also great for cooking up in a large batch for leftovers.
Winter silver beet risotto
With winter comes chilly mornings, cold wooden floors, and blankets on movie night. Winter is for hot chocolate, mulled wine, and silver beet risotto. With a variety of combinations to choose form, from chicken to mushroom to pumpkin, you’re spoilt with choice for making this warming, comforting dish for cold winter nights.
Springtime artichoke risotto
With a spring in your step you’re noticing that the warmer days are longer and closer between. You begin playing round with the idea of packing away your thicker winter coats and scarves. Spring time and sunshine is linked with giving you a mood boost! There’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with a well-made artichoke risotto. Whether you want to spruce it up with lemon and parsley or a delicious pesto, this simple and delicious dish is sure to champion the season artichoke.
Summer broccoli risotto
Summer is here. It’s hot, the days are long, sunshine reflects on still water in the bay. Hot food doesn’t tempt the way it does. Whether it’s for lunch, dinner, or a party, summer’s the perfect season for a cold tomato risotto! Not only does it champion summer’s tomato, but you can incorporate a whole heap of summer veggies such as carrots and celery to add taste, crunch, and colour. Prepare the risotto, chill immediately, and serve whenever. Super easy, super delicious.