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Baked Vegetable Risotto

Preparation: 15 mins

Cooking: 30 mins

Serves 4, costs under £4.00


  • 1 ½ Cups (300g) Arborio Risotto Rice
  • 2 Tablespoons (20g) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 (160g) Red Pepper
  • 6 (60g) Spring Onions
  • 12 (180g) Cherry Tomatoes
  • 4 Tablespoons (120g) Frozen Peas
  • 10 (100g) Button Mushrooms
  • boiling (800ml) Water
  • 1 (7g) Reduced Salt Vegetable Stock Cube
  • 5 Tablespoons (50g) Grated Parmesan Cheese

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.

Cost Disclaimer

Please note the cost per serving may now be slightly higher due to rising prices in supermarkets.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan oven / 400°F / gas mark 6. 
  2. Wash the pepper, spring onions and cherry tomatoes, and wipe the dirt off the mushrooms. 
  3. De-seed and slice the pepper, slice the spring onions and mushrooms, and halve the cherry tomatoes. 
  4. Place the peas in a sieve and thaw them by pouring hot water over them. 
  5. Rub the oil around the inside of an ovenproof dish with a brush, piece of kitchen paper or your fingers.
  6. Pour the rice into the dish, followed by the pepper, spring onions, peas and mushrooms.
  7. Pour over the boiling water, crumble in the stock cube and mix well. 
  8. Place the tomatoes on the top, followed by the grated cheese.
  9. Cover the dish with the lid or tinfoil, then bake for 20-30 minutes until the rice is tender.
  10. Allow the dish to stand for a few minutes before serving - it's very hot!

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 393g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
3.5 g
13.8 g
Total Fat
2.7 g
10.6 g
Saturated Fat
0.8 g
3.3 g
16.7 g
65.6 g
Total Sugars
1.6 g
6.2 g
NSP Fibre
0.9 g
3.5 g
73 mg
287 mg
0.2 g
0.7 g

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