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Midweek meals: 30-minute risotto recipes

Midweek meals: 30-minute risotto recipes

Between school pick-ups, work and social commitments, its no wonder that dinner can often take a back seat. We have the solution and have found four quick and easy 30-minute risotto recipes.

Chicken, bacon and mushroom risotto recipeThis chicken, bacon and mushroom risotto recipe is Italian inspired and serves four. If you like greens, add a handful of baby spinach at the end just before serving.


Scallop & bacon risotto with lemon thyme butterThis creamy scallop and bacon risotto with lemon thyme butter is quite filling, so serve in small portions. Serves four.


The key to this cider risotto with broad beans, asparagus, cress and cider poached chicken is to use quality Arborio rice and to plate it up fast. Serves six.


baked-shiitake-mushroom-and-baby-sinach-risottoThere’s no need to stand over the stove stirring with this baked shiitake mushroom and baby spinach risotto recipe as it’s oven baked. Dried shiitake mushrooms give the dish a lovely intense flavour and can be purchased at supermarkets or Asian food stores.

Take a look at these 30 minute mushroom recipes here.



About Indiana Munn

Indiana is the digital content producer for New Zealand Woman’s Weekly website. Prior to this she worked as a journalist for a weekly entertainment magazine and as features editor at Good Health Choices magazine.

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