This Baked Beef Risotto recipe is a slightly different take from the traditional risotto recipe. It takes away the 'continuous stirring' aspect of cooking risotto, which can be challenging, and with this one you can pop it in the oven, and head off to get some other things done while it's baking. You can add as many or different veggies as you like to boost the micronutrient content.
- oil for cooking
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp MAGGI Hot Chilli Sauce
- 100g button mushrooms, chopped
- 350g lean beef mince
- 1½ cups arborio rice
- 4 cups beef stock
- 150g green beans, trimmed and chopped
- 400g sweet potato, cut into 1cm cubes
- 1 tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
- 3 tbsp coarsely chopped basil
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Heat oil in a medium non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, MAGGI Hot Chilli Sauce, mushrooms and mince and cook for about 5–8 minutes or until browned.
- Add rice. Stir in the stock, beans and sweet potato and bring to boil. Transfer to a 6-cup-capacity baking dish.
- Cover and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove cover, stir risotto well and return to the oven to cook, uncovered, for a further 10 minutes or until rice is tender and the stock has been absorbed.
- Stir through cheese and basil and season with pepper.
This recipe has been adapted from the Survival for the Fittest Cookbook. This cookbook was developed by the team of sports dietitians at the Australian Institute of Sport, aimed not only at athletes, but at anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy diet in a busy lifestyle. Quick, delicious and foolproof, the recipes are designed to provide maximum energy and nutrition in a minimum space of time.
A cooking class is a great way to give athletes more confidence in the kitchen, teach some cooking skills and educate them a little along the way. See our guide to conducting a cooking class, with example menus which includes this recipe.
- How to Conduct a Cooking Class
- Example Menus for Cooking Classes
- More Athlete Recipes
- Recommended Cookbooks for Athletes
- About the Survival Cookbook series
- Resources for the Sports Dietitian