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Courgette Speltotto

Courgette Speltotto

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Prep Time

35 min



Traditional risotto has been given a Gousto makeover. We've swapped the traditional arborio rice for spelt, an ancient healthy wholewheat, which gives the risotto a coarse, nutty texture. We use half of the Italian hard cheese to form delicious cheese crisps which sit atop.

Prep Time

35 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
basil 3.18
20g fresh basil
Shaoxing wine (3.18)
1 tbsp shaoxing wine †
2 courgettes
80g Italian hard cheese †
120g spelt †
1 vegetable stock cube †
You Will Need
Baking paper, butter, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 20g basil
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 courgette
  • 40g Italian hard cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 120g spelt<span class="strong">†</span>
  • vegetable stock pot<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 760 kJ
180 kcal
1781 kJ
423 kcal
of which saturates
5.4 g
3.1 g
12.7 g
7.3 g
of which sugars
23.4 g
3.6 g
54.8 g
8.5 g
Fibre 1.8 g 4.3 g
Protein 9.5 g 22.4 g
Salt 1.19 g 2.78 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 garlic clove
20g basil
basil (100%)
1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
wine, water, sugar, alcohol, flavours, colouring: e150d, preservatives: e202 and e224 (sulphites), foodacid: e270
1 courgette
40g Italian hard cheese
pasteurised cows milk, salt, vegetable rennet, starter, calcium chloride (e509)
120g spelt
spelt (wheat gluten)
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
  • Allergens highlighted by † (sulphites, milk, gluten, 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 Courgette Speltotto

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 400°F/ Gas 6

Peel and dice the onion[s]

Peel and chop (or grate) the garlic

Chop the courgettes into small pieces 

2 Courgette Speltotto

Heat a large, wide-based pan with a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the onion with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 min or until it has started to soften

Meanwhile, boil a kettle

3 Courgette Speltotto

Once the onion has softened, add 3/4 of the courgette (you will use the rest later!) and the garlic and cook for 2 min 

 Meanwhile, dissolve the stock cube[s] in 1L [2L] boiled water - this is your stock

4 Courgette Speltotto

Add the shoaxing wine and cook for 10 sec, then add the spelt and cook for 1 min 

Add the stock a ladle at a time, stirring occasionally for 30-35 min or until all the stock is absorbed and the spelt is cooked

Tip: when checking if your spelt is cooked, taste it! It will remain course in texture and have a bite to it when cooked 

5 Courgette Speltotto

Meanwhile, grate the Italian hard cheese 

Line a baking tray with baking paper 

Add half the grated cheese in 2 [4] large circular mounds


6 Courgette Speltotto

Put the tray in the oven for 7-8 min or until the cheese has completely melted

Once melted, remove from the oven leave to cool for a few min until cool enough to handle, then carefully drape the melted cheese over a rolling pin and leave it to harden


7 Courgette Speltotto

Meanwhile, heat a separate, wide-based pan with a knob of butter over a medium heat

Once melted, add the remaining courgette with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 3-4 min or until golden

Meanwhile, chop the basil, including the stalks 

Once the spelt is cooked stir in the basil and remaining grated cheese - this is your speltotto


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Serve the speltotto in bowls

Garnish with the golden courgette and cheese crisp


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