Pea and pesto Risotto




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Peas and pesto Risotto
  • 39%
    785.9 kcal
  • 54%
    27.1 g
  • 38%
    34.2 g
  • 32%
    87.62 g
  • 0%
    0.776 g

    Preparation time

    0:10 min

    Cooking time

    0:15 min




    serves 4


  • 340 g Riso Gallo Risotto rice
  • 300 g peas
  • 40 g butter
  • 1 finely chopped medium onion
  • 1 glass of dry white wine
  • 1,2 litre hot vegetable or chicken stock
  • 100 g Parmareggio Parmigiano Reggiano, grated
  • 2 tbsp. Giovanni Rana Pesto
  • >> Our wine selections:
  • Tenuta Cà Bolani Traminer Friuli Aquileia DOC
  • OR: Tenuta Cà Bolani Sauvignon Friuli Aquileia DOC Superiore
  • OR: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige
  • OR: Castello del Poggio Dolcetto Monferrato DOC


  1. Sauté one finely chopped medium onion and the peas in 40 g of butter until softened.
  2. Add 340 g of Risotto rice and coat until translucent.
  3. Add one glass of dry white wine and reduce.
  4. Add 1 litre hot chicken or vegetable stock and simmer, stirring occasionally. After 14 minutes the stock will have been absorbed, the rice will be cooked and creamy, yet retaining a desirable crunch in the centre.
  5. Stir through grated Parmesan cheese and Pesto, then serve.

Chef's tip

You can garnish the plate with fresh basil leaves and sautéed prawns.

Serving suggestion

Goes well with any kind of dish, be it vegetable-, meat- or fish-based.

Wine selection

Traminer, Soave, Sauvignon blanc, Pinot grigio, Riesling or Dolcetto Monferrato.

Family tip

For a less 'al dente' consistency add a ladleful of the hot stock and simmer until absorbed, continue in this way until the rice has reached the desired consistency.

Dish history

This easy and tasty risotto recipe is ideal in spring and summer, when fresh peas are in season and can be bought directly from the producers, without having to resort to frozen ones. The delicate flavour of these wonderful green legumes well matches the more savoury Pesto and Parmigiano, providing an incredible taste experience.

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