Artichoke, Watercress and Strawberry Risotto with Lemon Thyme

Serves 4

Preparation 25 minutes

Cooks in 40 minutes


  • 40g butter

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped

  • 350g arborio risotto rice

  • 150ml white wine

  • juice of 1 lemon 1 litre hot chicken stock (or vegetable stock of making a vegetarian dish) large handful watercress

  • 1 x 400g tin artichoke hearts

  • large handful lemon thyme, leaves only

  • 2 tbsp parmesan shavings

  • 100g Jubilee Selections strawberries, hulled and sliced into quarters

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt half the butter in a wide, shallow pan, add the garlic and rice and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the wine and lemon juice, bring up to a simmer for a few minutes until evaporated. Add a ladleful of hot stock and simmer until most of the stock has been absorbed, then continue adding the stock, a ladleful at a time until all the stock has been used.

  2. Add the artichoke hearts and cook for a further 2 minutes. When the rice is tender, stir in the watercress, lemon thyme leaves, the remaining butter, parmesan and season to taste.

  3. Just before serving, stir in the strawberries and enjoy!

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