40 minutes,  Dinner,  Under £1,  Vegetarian

Creamy risotto

Risotto is something which has been newly introduced in my household, but I am so happy it’s here. Risotto is easy to make, incredibly convenient to cook and doesn’t taste half bad.

£0.74     40 minutes     Serves 1

All you need is

  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 75g Arborio risotto rice
  • 75g frozen vegetables
  • 1 mug of vegetable gravy
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp. plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 15g grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp. butter

To make it just

  1. Finely dice the onion and place in a saucepan, add the balsamic vinegar and cook on a low heat until the vinegar has been absorbed and the onions are soft (approx. 10 minutes)
  2. Take the saucepan off the heat, squeeze the lemon to get all of the juice and pour into the pan, add all remaining ingredients mixing well.
  3. Return to the heat and cover the pan with a lid and leave to cook for a further 20 minutes until rice has absorbed most of the liquid and roughly doubled in size.
  4. Once rice is fully cooked serve and enjoy!

Tip: I topped mine with tuna ‘meatballs’ to give it an extra bit of texture but you can add lentils, chickpeas or beef meatballs.

Nutritional value

Where to buy

ASDA Tesco Sainsbury’s
Red onion £0.72 £0.79 £0.75
Balsamic vinegar £1.00 £1.00 £1.20
Arborio risotto rice £1.25 £1.25 £1.25
Frozen vegetables £0.77 £0.89 £0.80
Vegetable gravy granules £1.50 £1.50 £1.50
Lemon £0.30 £0.30 £0.35
Plain yogurt £0.45 £0.45 £0.50
Garlic powder £0.70 £0.70 £1.00
Cheddar cheese £2.00 £2.50 £2.50
Butter £0.80 £0.89 £0.80

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