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Hidden Veg Risotto

Hidden Veg Risotto
This risotto is perfect for sneaking some vegetables into your kid's diet. It's a great way of getting them to eat one of their five a day, and they won't even notice!

Creamy and delicious, this hidden veg risotto recipe is a healthy and nutritious family meal that's also perfect for a weaning baby. Simply adjust for your weaning tot by blending to the desired consistency. This risotto is also great as a lunchbox filler for your child's school lunches. Our Food Flasks will keep it hot until your child's lunch break.

Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 Adult portions


50g unsalted butter
1 onion, finely chopped
1 litre of low salt vegetable stock
250g risotto rice
100g of spinach
100g chopped tomatoes
1 courgette, grated
Large handful of freshly grated Parmesan, plus extra to serve

  1. Heat half the butter in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion and gently sauté for about 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Add the rice to the onion and stir until all of the rice has been coated by the butter.
  3. Add the stock in a ladle full at a time, stirring frequently, waiting until all of the stock has been absorbed by the rice before adding another ladle full.
  4. After about 10-15 minutes add the courgette, stir in well before continuing to add the stock.
  5. Once all of the stock has been added stir in the tomatoes. Wait until the juices from the tomatoes have absorbed before finally stirring in the spinach.
  6. Remove risotto from the heat and add in the remaining butter along with a large handful of freshly grated parmesan.
Weaning and Storage
6-7 months - Smooth and slightly thicker puree, no lumps
7-8 months - Thicker puree with increased texture
8-9 months - Minced and mashed with soft lumps.
9-12 months – Minced and finely chopped.

Our award winning Starter Weaning Set set has all the pots you need to batch cook, portion and safely store food for your weaning baby.

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