Brussels sprouts risotto

Per portion


60 mins




600 calories


  • 30g butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp thyme leaves
  • 1 organic lemon: peel cut into thin slices
  • 1 organic lemon: zest grated
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 200g Brussels sprouts finely sliced
  • 300g Brussels sprouts quartered
  • 200ml dry white wine
  • 900ml vegetable stock
  • About 400ml sunflower oil for frying
  • 40g parmesan
  • 60g blue cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper


Recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi: Vegetarian Delicacies Penguin Random House, 2014.


Heat the butter with the olive oil.

Sauté chopped onions over medium heat until soft and slightly caramelised.

Add the garlic, lemon slices, thyme, and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add the rice and the finely sliced Brussels sprouts.

Stir-fry for 1 minute, then deglaze with the white wine and simmer for 1 minute.

Gradually add the vegetable stock, salt and pepper. Keep stirring and adding vegetable stock until the rice is cooked slightly al dente and the stock has been used up.

In the meantime, heat the sunflower oil in a large pot. Once the oil is very hot, gradually fry the quartered Brussels sprouts (for about 1 minute). Then drain on a plate lined with kitchen paper and keep warm until the rest of the cauliflower is fried.

Dab off the excess fat.

Gently fold the Parmesan and blue cheese into the risotto with the tarragon and half of the fried quartered Brussels sprouts.

Spread the remaining Brussels sprout quarters on top. Sprinkle with the grated lemon zest and drizzle with lemon juice.