Baked Margherita Risotto – a HelloFresh recipe cooked in the Thermomix

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So yesterday I cooked our first HelloFresh recipe in Momo the Thermomix – everyone loved the mild sausage chilli and we’ll definitely do it again.

Time for round 2 with this baked Margherita Risotto – I love a good Thermomix Risotto so couldn’t wait to try one with a twist!

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Baked Margherita Risotto – a HelloFresh recipe cooked in the Thermomix

Serves 4 – Gluten free

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 1 hour


  • 1 bunch basil
  • 2 shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 70g butter
  • 350g arborio rice (risotto rice)
  • 20g butter
  • 2 vegetable stock pots
  • 2 punnets cherry tomatoes
  • 2 balls mozzarella

Let’s go…

  1. Pick the basil leaves from their stalks, set the leaves aside and chop the stalks in your Thermomix – 5 seconds / speed 5.
  2. Set aside. Rinse and dry your Thermomix bowl.
  3. Place peeled shallots and garlic cloves into mixing bowl and chop 5 seconds / speed 5.
  4. Add 20g of butter and saute 3 minutes / 120C / speed 1.
  5. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 200C.
  6. Add the rice and saute 3 minutes / 120C / Speed 1 – Reverse speed without measuring cup.
  7. Add 800ml water, stock pots and a pinch of salt. Scrape bottom of mixing bowl with spatula to losen the rice. Cook 16 min / 100C / Speed 1 – Reverse speed. Place simmering basket instead of measuring cup onto mixing bowl lid (or it will splash everywhere! You’ve been warned!)
  8. About 10 minutes in, add the cherry tomatoes.
  9. When the risotto is cooked, transfer it into an oven proof dish. Stir in the remaining 50g of butter and the basil leaves. Cut the mozzarella into slices. Lay the slices on top, then grill for about 4 / 5 minutes.

To serve:

Serve with a simple cucumber salad.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

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Hello & Bonjour! Welcome to Momo and the Gang. Who’s Momo I hear you ask?! Not one of our children (we have 4 girls), Momo is our Thermomix who we love dearly and can not possibly imagine life without. As for the gang, we have 2 teenagers and 4 year old twins, they are all girls and so is Coco the dog. On the subject of (moi) At first I only spoke French. I was born in sunny France where I spent the first 20 years of my life. I moved to the UK in 1996 originally for 6 months, then life happened… Met the man of my dreams 10 years ago… on the internet – yes, really! Nowadays, I have lived 48.3% of my life (estimated), I write profusely on Twitter (fact), blog very infrequently, married said man. Also I don’t like chocolate and I can wriggle my ears. How about you? What’s your party trick? Thanks for stopping by!

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