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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 is deeply passionate about Italian cooking, and with these rice and risotto recipes, you’ll see why. The beauty of cooking with rice is that it’s super economical and can provide a hearty supper, whether you’re making a quick risotto or baking it into a wintry comfort dish. Here, we’ve rounded up our favourite Jamie Oliver rice and risotto recipes, including the best rice dishes from his bestselling 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

Packed with mussels, veg and Parmesan, this 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 use whatever vegetables are in season.

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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 is hearty and rich with flavour. 

Squash & Sausage Risotto Radicchio, Thyme & Parmesan

Squash and Sausage Risotto Radicchio, Thyme and Parmesan

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

Jamie Oliver’s Roasted Tomato Risotto with Sweet Fennel, Crispy Thyme, Garlic, Vermouth and Parmesan

Jamie Oliver’s Roasted Tomato Risotto with Sweet Fennel, Crispy Thyme, Garlic, Vermouth and Parmesan

Simple but effective, this recipe pairs creamy fennel-infused risotto with tangy roasted tomato, thyme, and Parmesan.

Jamie Oliver’s Oozy Black Rice with Sweet Roasted Pears, Thyme and Gorgonzola

Jamie Oliver’s Oozy Black Rice with Sweet Roasted Pears, Thyme and Gorgonzola

If you’re looking for a visually stunning dish with delicate, complex flavours try this elegant black rice recipe; it’s perfect for a dinner party.

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