Spinach, pesto and lemon risotto cake
Last updated date: 24 May 2022
(at time of publication)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 100ml white wine
- 500g (risotto-base) arborio rice
- 1 cup salt-reduced vegetable stock (see tip)
- ½ lemon, zest
- 3 tablespoons basil pesto (see tip)
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 3 cups (130g) baby spinach, chopped
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (see tip)
1 Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper.
2 Heat oil in a large saucepan. Add onion. Gently fry for 5 minutes until soft. Pour in wine and allow to bubble and evaporate. Add rice and stock. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until all liquid has absorbed and rice is sticky. Remove from heat.
3 Stir in lemon zest, pesto and pepper. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
4 Once cool, mix in eggs, spinach and half the parmesan. Spoon mixture into prepared tin. Level with a spatula and sprinkle with remaining parmesan.
5 Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and firm to touch. Garnish with fresh basil. Serve in wedges.
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Make it gluten free Check stock, pesto and parmesan are gluten free
To reduce cooking time, use partly-cooked rice, available in pouches from supermarkets. If you’re using regular uncooked rice you may need to increase the stock by 1/2 – 1 cup.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 11g
–Saturated fat 3g
Dietary fibre 3g
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