Creamy leek and gorgonzola risotto

Creamy leek and gorgonzola risotto
  • Serves icon for 4 people
  • Time icon Hands-on time 30 min

Risotto doesn’t have to be laborious. This one uses seasonal leeks, and is ready in just 30 minutes.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
558kcals
Fat
21.7g (7.5g saturated)
Protein
14.3g
Carbohydrates
62.4g (3.8g sugars)
Fibre
3.4g
Salt
1.1g
Calories
558kcals
Fat
21.7g (7.5g saturated)
Protein
14.3g
Carbohydrates
62.4g (3.8g sugars)
Fibre
3.4g
Salt
1.1g

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 300g carnaroli risotto rice
  • 250ml dry white wine
  • 4 leeks, sliced into 2cm pieces
  • A knob of butter
  • 10 fresh thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • 100g gorgonzola (or vegetarian alternative)

Method

  1. Gently heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan. Fry the onion for 5 minutes until softened but not brown.
  2. Meanwhile heat the stock in a large pan. Add the rice to the onions, then stir for a minute so the grains are coated in butter and slightly translucent.
  3. Add the wine and increase the heat to medium-high. Stir until the wine has evaporated, then add a ladleful of the hot stock. Stir until the stock has been absorbed, then add another ladleful. Keep adding stock and stirring until the rice is creamy and cooked but with some bite (it will take about 20 minutes and you may not need all the stock).
  4. Meanwhile, in another pan, gently fry in another 2 tbsp olive oil and a knob of butter with the leaves from 10 fresh thyme sprigs until soft. Stir the leeks into the rice just before the end of cooking. Season, then crumble in the gorgonzola or vegetarian alternative. Cover, take off the heat, leave for 2-3 minutes, then serve.

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  1. I love this recipe because it tastes so gutsy and heart-warming and easy to conjure up, my family love it. Close your eyes and you’re transported to wonderful Italy!

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