Wild Garlic Risotto


Last year I made the quintisenital Spring dish a  Wild Garlic Risotto with St Georges Mushrooms . The mushrooms won’t appear for another few weeks so until then I am contenting myself with a simple risotto made with a wild garlic butter gathered last weekend.  Garnished with the wild garlic buds which can be eaten like the heads of garlic chives s a really quick weekday meal but also an accompaniment to grilled chicken or salmon.


Wild Garlic Risotto

200g of risotto rice
1.5 pints of chicken/vegetables stock
 5 tbsp of wild garlic butter ( recipe below)
1 medium onion finely chopped

  1. Fry the onion in half the butter butter to soften , but do not allow to colour
  2. Add the risotto rice , stir to coat well in the butter for about a minute
  3. Add the mushrooms to the stock and warm through
  4. Add 1/4 of stock to the rice until absorbed,  add the rest of the stock in ladles full stirring continuously.
  5. Finally add the mushrooms stir well
  6. Just before serving stir in the rest of the wild garlic butter

Wild Garlic Butter

Wild Garlic Butter (to make 100g of butter )

100g of butter slightly salted
A carrier bag loosely filled with wild garlic leaves

  1. Food process together until the garlic is well dispersed the butter will turn a lovely green colour.
  2. It can then be rolled into a cylinder of greaseproof paper and frozen – discs may then be sliced off for recipes, topping vegetables e.g asparagus/peas

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  1. Sounds amazing – I’ll have to try it before the wild garlic season is over. I made a wild garlic foccacia a fewweeks ago and it turned out great! I love foraging!

  2. I love this blog becky and have cooked quite a few of your recipes – I am off work this week so have spent today going through cook books and websites planning food for the week which I never have time to do normally – interested to know which butchers you use- I live in w bridgford and go often to Harkers at clipstone on the worlds

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