Ultimate Risotto Primavera

 

We consulted no less than three great Italian cooks to come up with this classic spring vegetable risotto

What you will need

200g shelled broad beans 800g/1lb 12oz in the pod) Broad bean braw-d be-en A member of the legume family, broad beans are pretty hardy and adaptable - they grow in most…

4 medium shallots Shallot shal-lot Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

3 spring onions, trimmed Spring onion sp-ring un-yun Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

1 small garlic clove

250g bunch asparagus Asparagus a-spa-ra-gus Labour-intensive to grow, asparagus are the young shoots of a cultivated lily plant. They're…

1.3l good quality chicken or vegetable stock, preferably homemade Chicken chik-en Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

1 tbsp olive oil Olive oil ol-iv oyl Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

85g butter Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

350g Carnaroli rice (or Arborio or Vialone) Rice r-eye-s Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

100ml dry white wine

140g shelled peas Peas p-ees A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

100g Parmesan or vegetarian alternative, finely grated Parmesan parm-ee-zan Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

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