Choose section to search
Type to search
Recipe Book
Recipe Category / Rice & Potatoes

Basil pesto risotto

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

Basil pesto risotto


  • Place a pot over high heat and add the olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion and the garlic, and add them into the pot. Add salt, pepper, and sauté for 2-3 minutes until caramelized.
  • Add the rice and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pot with the wine and, once it is evaporated, add the stock in batches by stirring constantly for 15-18 minutes until your rice is al dente.
  • Remove from the heat and set it aside for 2-3 minutes, covered with the lid, to rest.
  • Add the butter, pepper, and stir. Add the parmesan and stir until it melts and your risotto thickens.

For the basil pesto

  • In a blender add the garlic, the olive oil, and beat very well until there is a paste.
  • Add the basil and beat well. 
  • Add the cashews and beat until completely ground. 
  • Add the parmesan in the end and beat for a few seconds until the mixture is homogenized.
  • Mix the pesto with the risotto and serve with rocket, cashews, parmesan, pepper, and olive oil.
Rate this recipe You need to login
Stars 5
Stars 4
Stars 3
Stars 2
Stars 1


Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
23 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
44 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
44 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
14 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
2 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
20 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
7 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
12 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

comments powered by Disqus