Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Courgette & lemon risotto

2 servings


50 minutes

total time


50g butter

1 onion, finely chopped

1 large garlic clove, crushed

180g risotto rice

1 vegetable stock cube

zest and juice 1 lemon

2 lemon thyme sprigs

250g courgette, diced

50g vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese

2 tbsp crème fraîche


Melt the butter in a deep frying pan. Add the onion and fry gently until softened for about 8 mins, then add the garlic and stir for 1 min. Stir in the rice to coat it in the buttery onions and garlic for 1-2 mins.

Dissolve the stock cube in 1 litre of boiling water, then add a ladle of the stock to the rice, along with the lemon juice and thyme. Bubble over a medium heat, stirring constantly. When almost all the liquid has been absorbed, add another ladle of stock and keep stirring. Tip in the courgette and keep adding the stock, stirring every now and then until the rice is just tender and creamy.

To serve, stir in some seasoning, the lemon zest, vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese and crème fraîche.


Serving Size




Total Fat

37 g

Saturated Fat

23 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





2 mg

Total Carbohydrate

83 g

Dietary Fiber

5 g

Total Sugars

8 g


19 g

2 servings


50 minutes

total time
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