Monday, June 20, 2022

White Bean and Pesto Risotto


I was drawn to the recipe because it was fairly healthy and the ingredient list was incredibly short. Besides oil, salt, and pepper, there are ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS! 

I don't shy away from beans when cooking but this recipe just didn't come together quite as expected in the flavor department. It wasn't bad, but I wasn't left wanting more either. 

Substitutions/Additions made by Cooking After Class for White Bean and Pesto Risotto:

  • used all of the listed ingredients but I roasted the beans in the air fryer instead...400 degrees for 10 minute...shake halfway through

Tips from Cooking After Class for making White Bean and Pesto Risotto:

  • For the pesto, I used frozen cubes of prepared pesto from Costco. I love Costco’s pesto but it comes in such large containers that there is no way we can use it all before it expires. So…before it expires, I freeze it using silicone molds. These cubes are about 2 tablespoons each so for 1/3 cup, I took out two cubes to thaw.

RECIPE: 3 Ingredient White Bean and Pesto Risotto

Rating: 3 out of 5

Effort: Quick & Easy

Time:  25 minutes

Kids Comments: Not their favorite...they avoided leftovers too

Make it Again: Probably not...such few ingredients is amazing but not if I'm the only one who eats it

all ingredients ready to go

going to roast beans in the air fryer

making risotto

ready to plate the meal