Bolognese Risotto

If you like the bol but not the spag, then this Bolognese Risotto will be right up your street. The combination of these two Italian classics is sooooo tasty. Not only is it slimming friendly, it’s a properly satisfying meal for the whole family!

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Bolognese Risotto

 

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

This Bolognese Risotto has all the classic Italian flavours you’d expect, but with the creaminess of a rich risotto. 

If you’re looking for other tasty risotto recipes, why not try this Garlic Mushroom Risotto?

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What do I need to make this Bolognese Risotto?

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You really don’t need anything special to make this Bolognese Risotto – but you do need a large frying pan, like this one from Amazon!

 

 

How many calories are in this Bolognese Risotto?

This Bolognese Risotto is packed out with nutritious, filling veggies. Not only does this make a for a super thrifty recipe as you use less meat and rice, it also keeps the calories low. Just 300 per portion! – and the kids won’t even notice!

You can add whatever veg you like to the recipe. If you’re not too keen on something, just replace it for whatever you prefer!

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You can top this Bolognese Risotto with a little Parmesan to really bring out those Italian flavours – just remember to account for it if you are counting calories or points

Can I freeze this Bolognese Risotto?

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!

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How do I make this Bolognese Risotto?

Step 1

Chop the onion, garlic, carrot and courgette into small dice. Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook for 2 minutes on a moderate heat to soften slightly.

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Step 2

Add the minced beef to the frying pan and brown – this will take around 5 minutes.

 

Step 3

Once the mince has browned, add the arborio risotto rice. Combine fully with the veg and meat.

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Step 4

Add the tomato passata, tomato puree and herbs and combine fully. Season to taste – you may need a little pinch of sweetener if it tastes particularly sharp.

Step 5

Gradually add the beef stock to the frying pan – 250mls at a time is usually enough. Stir frequently and continue to add more stock as it reduces in the frying pan, until you have 250mls remaining. This will take around 15 minutes.

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Step 6

When the rice is almost cooked and you have around 250mls of beef stock left, slice the mushrooms and add to the risotto. Stir to make sure they are covered and add the remaining stock. Cook for a further 5-6 minutes until the rice is cooked but still has a little bite.

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Step 7

Serve immediately with some parmesan if to your taste!

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Chop the onion, garlic, carrot and courgette into small dice. Spray a pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook for 2 minutes on a moderate heat to soften slightly.
  2. Add the minced beef to the frying pan and brown - this will take around 5 minutes.
  3. Once the mince has browned, add the arborio risotto rice. Combine fully with the veg and meat.
  4. Add the tomato passata, tomato puree and herbs and combine fully. Season to taste - you may need a little pinch of sweetener if it tastes particularly sharp.
  5. Gradually add the beef stock to the frying pan - 250mls at a time is usually enough. Stir frequently and continue to add more stock as it reduces in the frying pan, until you have 250mls remaining. This will take around 15 minutes.
  6. When the rice is almost cooked and you have around 250mls of beef stock left, slice the mushrooms and add to the risotto. Stir to make sure they are covered and add the remaining stock. Cook for a further 5-6 minutes until the rice is cooked but still has a little bite.
  7. Serve immediately with some parmesan if to your taste!

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RECIPE NOTES

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.

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6 Comments
  1. I take it this recipe is for two people not 6 as stated in the recipe. Gonna give this a whirl tonight. Looks tasty.
    Thanks

  2. Would this be okay to make a couple of meals out of and reheat the next day? Will the risotto keep its consistency? Hoping to be able to make this for a few lunches next week! Thank you 🙂

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