Quick vegetable risotto

Quick vegetable risotto
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Ready in: 30-60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Syns per serving:

Ready in less than half an hour this fresh and tasty risotto really does live up to its name!


  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 8 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 100g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 celery sticks, finely diced
  • 100g green beans, trimmed and cut into 2cm lengths
  • 350g dried risotto rice
  • 1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1.5 litres vegetable stock
  • 2 courgettes, finely diced
  • 200g fresh/frozen peas
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • A small handful of fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Spray a large saucepan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
  2. Cook the spring onions and garlic for 1-2 minutes and then add the tomatoes, carrots, celery and green beans and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in the rice and rosemary leaves and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Pour in half of the stock and leave to cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes or until the liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the rest of the stock and continue to cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in the courgettes and peas and cook for another 5-6 minutes, stirring until the rice is just tender, but the mixture is still a bit saucy.
  7. Season well, stir in the parsley and serve immediately.

Tip: This risotto is great topped with grated Parmesan cheese (1½ Syns per level tbsp).

You'll discover 100's more recipes in group!

Pay weekly and get HALF PRICE membership! That’s only £5 to join and £4.95 weekly – a total of just £9.95 to pay on your first night - a fabulous saving of £5! After that, bring a new member along and get a week free! If you join with a 12-week Countdown course you’ll also get two free weeks (out of 12) and a FREE copy of our Eat More for Less cookbook, saving an extra £14.85!

Visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk/near-me to find your nearest group.

or become an online member

You'll find more delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

What you get with
group membership

  • Loads of recipe ideas, eating out suggestions, hints and tips shared in group
  • Taster sessions to share delicious Food Optimising recipes
  • A huge selection of great value recipe books to buy in group
  • Free access to hundreds of online recipes to inspire and motivate
  • The support and expertise of your Slimming World Consultant
find a friendly local group

What you get with
online membership

  • Easy access to over 1000 mouth-watering recipes
  • An interactive meal planner plus set 7-day menus
  • Meal ideas, eating out suggestions, healthy take-away options and more!
  • Share your own culinary inventions with fellow members
  • Masses of online features to inspire and motivate
lose weight online

Featured success

Charlotte’s all singing, all dancing after 4st 10lb* loss!
Charlotte’s all singing, all dancing after 4st 10lb* loss!

Charlotte's now 4st 10lbs* lighter, and is taking centre stage!

Read more