Tomato and courgette risotto

This is a great way of using your glut of courgettes and tomatoes. Its Mediterranean ingredients will help to ensure summer lingers for a little longer! The mascarpone adds a creamier consistency to the tomato and courgette. If you like your food slightly spicier, chop in a little fresh chilli while cooking the onion.  Enjoy!

Serves 2

Prep Time 20 mins cooking time 25-30 mins

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1⁄2 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
200g risotto rice
500ml vegetable stock
200g carton passata
12 cherry tomatoes, halved
2 courgettes, halved and sliced
2 tbsp mascarpone
parmesan (or veggie alternative), grated, to serve

Method

  1. Cook the onion until soft in 1 tbsp of oil in a large pan. Stir in the garlic and coriander seeds.
  2. Stir in the risotto rice, coat with the onion.
  3. Ladle in 300ml of the vegetable stock, allow each ladle to absorb before adding the next.
  4. Pour in the passata, cover, simmer and stir occasionally for 10-15 mins, add more stock as needed.
  5. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Separately roast the cherry tomatoes and courgettes, until tender, in 1 tbsp olive oil and season.
  6. Stir in the mascarpone, cook until the risotto is creamy. Combine the courgettes with the rice, top with the roasted tomatoes and grated Parmesan.

For locally grown veg, order a vegetable box from the Moorgate Farm vegetable box scheme.