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Zucchini Flower Risotto with Thyme Oil



3 portion(s)

Thyme Oil (optional)

  • few sprigs Thyme
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • 1 package zucchini flowers with baby zucchini attacehd, (about 6-8 flowers)
  • 40 grams parmesan, cubed
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • heaped tablespoon small handful of parsley
  • 20 grams extra virgin olive oil
  • 200 grams arborio rice
  • 70 grams dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon TM stock paste
  • 100 grams mushrooms, sliced
  • 100 grams asparagus, sliced into 5mm rounds
  • 500 grams water
  • 20g Butter

Recipe's preparation

    Thyme Oil (optional)
  1. Pull leaves off thyme sprigs and place in a mortar and pestle. Bruise the leaves slightly, then cover with the oil. Leave this to sit while you make the risotto.

  2. Risotto
  3. Remove flowers from baby zucchini, tear flowers lengthways into thirds, set aside. Slice baby zucchini into 5mm rounds; set aside (separately to flowers).

  4. Put parmesan in TM bowl, grate 8-10 seconds, speed 9. Set aside.

  5. Put onion, garlic, parsley and oil in TM bowl and chop for 2-3 seconds on speed 7. Cook for 2 mins, 100 degrees, speed 1, with MC off.

  6. Insert butterfly. Add rice and wine to TM bowl, cook 2 mins, 100 degrees, , .

  7. Add stock paste, mushrooms, asparagus, zucchini slices (NOT flowers) and water to TM bowl, cook 17 mins, 100 degrees, , .

  8. Pour into thermoserver and stir through butter, zucchini flowers and most of the grated parmesan. Let it rest for 5 mins or so. Divide onto plates, sprinkle with remaining parmesan and drizzle with thyme oil (optional).


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You could double this recipe if you have guests or a big family. It will feed approx 6 people when doubled.

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  • i enjoyed this recipe- easy

    Submitted by L plates on 13. October 2015 - 22:33.

    i enjoyed this recipe- easy to follow.  the rest of the family weren't huge fans, but ate it and still had seconds... 

    Ive never used zucchini flowers before - love the thyme oil too! Thanks for sharing this!  tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • I have just made this, it is

    Submitted by Emma Schafer on 27. March 2013 - 19:34.

    I have just made this, it is lovely. Substituted basella (vine spinach) and silverbeet for asparagus as it is what I had in the garden, and also added corn from one fresh cob.

    Emma Schafer



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