A delicious comforting dish. Red rice has a wonderful nutty flavour and makes a healthier option to white refined risotto rice. Red rice is rich in anthocyanins, antioxidants that can help protect the body’s cells from damage. It also contains plenty of soluble fibre making it useful for supporting energy levels.

Lemony Pea and Asparagus Red Rice Risotto


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  1. Heat the oil in a large shallow pan and sauté the onion and garlic for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the rice and stir to coat in the oil. Add the vegetable stock. Bring to the boil then simmer covered for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the lemon, peas and asparagus cook for a further 3-4 minutes until tender.
  4. Spoon into bowls and scatter over the Parmesan to serve

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Serves 2

2tbsp olive oil or coconut oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 red onion, finely chopped

500ml hot vegetable stock

125g Camargue red rice

zest of 1 lemon

1tbsp lemon juice

150g frozen peas

200g / 1 bunch asparagus, cut into 2cm pieces

2tbsp grated Parmesan cheese