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The best of Jamie Oliver’s Italian rice and risotto recipes

by Malou Herkes

published on 21 August 2018

It’s no secret that Jamie Oliver’s all-time passion rests firmly in Italian cooking, and with these rice and risotto recipes you’ll see why. What’s more, the beauty of cooking with rice is it’s super economical and can provide a hearty supper, whether you’re making a quick risotto or baking it into a wintery comfort dish. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our favourite Jamie Oliver rice and risotto recipes, including the best rice dishes from his fabulous cookbook, Jamie Cooks Italy.

Jamie Oliver’s Baked Tiella Rice with Mussels, Courgette, Cherry Tomatoes, White Wine and Parmesan

Jamie Oliver’s Baked Tiella Rice with Mussels, Courgette, Cherry Tomatoes, White Wine and Parmesan

Baked Tiella Rice with mussels, plenty of veg and Parmesan is an Italian-style oven-baked rice dish from Jamie Cooks Italy. Jamie uses courgettes and cherry tomatoes here but you can adapt this dish to whatever veggies are in season.

Jamie Oliver’s Panissa Rice

Jamie Oliver’s Panissa Rice

What Jamie Oliver calls “risotto’s frumpy but very, very tasty cousin”, this Panissa Rice from our favourite chef’s celebrated book, Jamie Cooks Italy is rich with flavour. 

Squash & Sausage Risotto Radicchio, Thyme & Parmesan

Squash & Sausage Risotto Radicchio, Thyme & Parmesan

This family-friendly Squash & Sausage Risotto from Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics makes the most of chipolata sausages, hearty squash, radicchio, thyme and Parmesan for a super tasty midweek meal.


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