I do like risotto and have in the past made a very nice lemon and rocket risotto.
Sainsburys do sell plain risotto rice, but they also sell a Mediterranean Style Vegetable Risotto Kit. At £2.99 I didn’t think it was value for money, however I did find it on offer recently for just £1.49, so I thought I would give it a try. It comprises arborio rice and dried vegetables.
It’s very simple to cook, virtually no preparation and then cook in the pan with stock.
It wasn’t that bad, quick and easy to cook and quite tasty.
However if it was £2.99 then no I wouldn’t buy it, for that sort of money I would prefer to buy the raw ingredients and make it from scratch. The preparation saved isn’t huge and fresh vegetables would certainly make a difference to flavour and the final dish.
I served mine with some grilled chicken.