Squash & Broad Bean Risotto | 358 cal

I have been trying to improve my health recently and a huge part of that has been changing how I eat. I’ve always been a lover of vegetables and other ‘healthy’ food I just grew lazy in terms of preparing and cooking food and started to rely on the wrong things. So when Tesco brought out frozen prepped veg I knew my luck was in. A quick, simple and waste free way to create dishes I love without making it feel like a chore.

Risotto has always been a big love of mine. You can make it a million different ways and end up with something new and exciting every time. I like to experiment with different flavours, try vegetarian options and find foods I can whip up quickly and take to uni so I avoid eating processed sandwiches. This little recipe is one I fell in love with earlier this month.

Time: 20 min ~ 5 prep / 15 cooking
Serves 2 ~ 358 cal per portion


1 cup of frozen broad beans
1 cup of frozen butternut squash
1/2 cup of aborito rice
2/8 cup of frozen diced onion
1/8 cup of frozen chopped garlic
1/8 cup of frozen chopped coriander
x2 gluten-free stock cubes dissolved in 400ml of water
tsp oil for frying


  1. Add the tsp of oil to the pan along with the onion and garlic. Fry for 2-3 minutes
  2. Add the rice to the onion and garlic and leave one the heat
  3. Boil the water and dissolve the stock cubes. Add to the pan
  4. Add the broad beans and butternut squash
  5. Let the risotto simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally
  6. Add the coriander and stir through
  7. Leave to simmer for a further 5 minutes or until the stock has been absorbed
  8. Serve with seasoning to taste

A quick, healthy and waste free way to cook. And because the dish is enough to serve two I have enough to take for lunch tomorrow. What are your favourite healthy recipes? Do you cook directly from the freezer too?


1 thought on “Squash & Broad Bean Risotto | 358 cal

  1. This is interesting as apart from the broad beans, I didn’t realise you could get all those other ingredients frozen. Are you in the UK because I’ve not seen them in my local Tescos. They say, you learn something new everyday! x šŸ™‚


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