Risotto is a dish that has been rediscovered recently, and despite it being somewhat labor intensive, the result is always rewarding. It is important to use the right variety of rice for risotto, the two easiest to find are either Italian Carnaroli or Arborio.
In this pesto risotto recipe we prepare a classic risotto as a base before adding our aromatic Basil Pesto Genovese. The complexity of the pesto, the aroma of the basil, and an end result of green rice, makes this dish a crowd pleaser at any meal and especially fun for kids.
This simple dish can be made in just around 20 minutes and uses our organic, gluten-free Basil Pesto Genovese.