Courgettes & Mint Risotto

This risotto is a delicate blend of sweet and soft flavors. The courgettes and the cheese give a nice round and delightful experience. The mint balances the sweetness of the dish, giving it also a refreshing touch.

  • DifficultyMedium
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time15 Minutes
  • Cooking time30 Minutes
  • Servingserves 2/3 persons
  • Cooking methodStove
  • CuisineItalian
  • SeasonalitySpring, Summer


1 l vegetable broth
200 g rice (Arborio or Carnaroli type)
150 g provola cheese
100 g grated parmesan cheese
2 courgettes
2 spoons extra virgin olive oil
1 white onion
1 pinch table salt
q.s. mint
q.s. ground black pepper


– prepare the vegetable stock in a separate pan;

– when the vegetable stock is ready, maintain its temperature high by keeping the pan on the stove on a low fire;

– chop the onion and put it in a large saucepan together with a pinch of salt and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil;

– chop the courgettes into small cubes and pour them onto the onion;

– put the saucepan on the stove on medium heat;

– as soon as the oil starts frying, low the heat to the minimum, cover the saucepan with a lid and cook till onion and cabbage soften in their own liquid;

– when the vegetables became soft, add the rice and mix well for a few seconds;

– scoop up and pour the broth from its pot with a ladle till you cover the rice;

– stir well and keep on watching the rice closely: as soon as most of the broth evaporates, pour in some more hot vegetable stock;

– repeat the above step till the rice cooks (it should take around 15-20 minutes). Do not add too much stock at one go whenever you top up the risotto, because when the rice finally cooks there must not be too much liquid in the pan;

– when the rice is cooked, remove the pan form the stove and add the cheese (cheese should be cut in very small cubes before adding it to the risotto);

– mix well till the cheese melts completely;

– chop the mint leaves with a sharp ceramic knife and add them to the risotto;

– add the grated Parmesan cheese and mix well;

– top with ground pepper (if you like it);

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