A whole-grain risotto providing more vitamins and minerals than a traditional Arborio rice risotto is particularly beneficial for digestive health and balancing blood sugar. This vibrant green dish is packed with B vitamins, iron, magnesium, antioxidants, fibre and protein due to the blanched beans, peas and leafy greens. Stirred through is a pesto-purée bursting with fresh garden greens, toasted seeds, lemon and a subtle umami flavour.
- If you can’t get hold of whole-grain risotto rice, use short-grain brown rice.
- The pesto purée can be prepared in advance and stored in the fridge.
- Soaked rice helps to improve digestion and speed cooking time.
This recipe was created by Vegan Natural Chef student Teigan Davies for CNM Natural Chef. CNM recommends the use of organic ingredients. CNM’s Natural Chef training has been developed to meet the growing demands of a society increasingly interested in food that supports and promotes health. The course covers everything you need to know to become a successful CNM Natural Chef, from how the digestive system works, to building a culinary career! Visit naturalchef.com or call
01342 360 985
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