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Risotto Milanese

Risotto Milanese

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Prep Time

35 min



Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, worth more per kilo than gold! The gooey, delicately perfumed golden rice, along with a fresh burst of flavour from the cherry tomatoes and other vegetables, make this dish both healthy and decadent.

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 onion
1 red pepper
1 pinch of saffron
1 garlic clove
1 courgette
125g cherry tomatoes
1 vegetable stock cube †
160g arborio rice
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 courgette
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • vegetable stock pot<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 160g arborio rice
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 451 kJ
105 kcal
1567 kJ
366 kcal
of which saturates
0.8 g
0.3 g
2.9 g
1.1 g
of which sugars
23.4 g
2.7 g
81.1 g
9.5 g
Fibre 1.4 g 4.8 g
Protein 2.7 g 9.4 g
Salt 0.62 g 2.16 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 red pepper
red pepper
1 pinch of saffron
saffron (100%)
1 garlic clove
1 courgette
125g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
vegetable stock pot
water, carrots, leek, red bell pepper, celeriac (43%), glucose syrup, salt, yeast extract, palm fat, sugar, potassium chloride, parsley, vegetable juice concentrate (celery, carrots, leek, onions 09%), spices (celery seeds, lovage root, nutmeg, pepper) gelling agents: (xanthan gum, locust bean gum), flavourings, caramel syrup, maltodextrin
160g arborio rice
arborio rice
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Saffron Risotto

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Boil a kettle

Peel the onion(s) and chop finely

Cut the tomatoes in half

Dissolve the stock cube(s) in 700ml (1.4L) boiled water

2 Saffron Risotto

Remove the pepper's stem(s) and seeds and cut into bite-size pieces

Cut the courgette(s) in half lengthways and slice finely

Once the stock has cooled slightly, add the saffron

3 Saffron Risotto

Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil to a large pan over a high heat

Once hot, add the onion and cook for 1 min, stirring constantly

Add the rice and cook for 1 min, stirring constantly

4 Saffron Risotto

Add 300ml (600ml) stock to the rice (save the rest for step 7)

Reduce the heat and simmer for 7-8 min, stirring often

5 Saffron Risotto

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Add the tomatoes, courgette, pepper and garlic to an oven-proof tray and arrange in a single layer

Drizzle with olive oil

Season generously with salt and pepper

6 Saffron Risotto

Put the vegetables in the oven

Cook for 10-15 min or until tender

7 Saffron Risotto

Add the remaining stock to the rice gradually, allowing each measure to be absorbed before adding the next

Stir constantly until the rice is tender

Tip: if you run out of stock, use a little hot water

Taste the risotto and season accordingly 


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