Zucchini, Carrot and Shallot Risotto with Thermomix

Are you looking for a risotto recipe? I suggest you try this zucchini, carrot and shallot risotto, I call it Italian tricolour risotto.

This is a good and healthy dish. Its ingredients are rice, of course, zucchini, shallot and carrot...so the three Italian flag colours: green, white and red!

It's also a perfect recipe to prepare for children who hate eating vegetables, mostly because of their colour and the idea they have of them but not for their taste. That's why when I bring some "disguised" recipes to the table my daughters always say that "it is yummy mum!". While if I leave vegetables into pieces, they often don't taste their dishes at all.

The end justifies the means and to make them eat healthy food I make an additional effort which is not that great because Thermomix does everything by himself! :-))))

I get a great satisfaction when I prepare something very healthy for my closer ones!

This original recipe has been sent by Sara from Mantova who wrote to me: "My Thermomix consultant prepared it during a demo and I often prepare it for my children...I call it tricolour rice, so they can eat fresh vegetables (from our kitchen garden). I often give it to my 16 months daughter and she loves it because it's very soft and delicious!!!"

If you're looking for other vegetarian risottos, try the Vegetables Risotto, the Artichokes Risotto, the Herbed Rice and the Rice Stuffed Tomatoes.

While if you want to eat other Italian tricolour recipes I suggest the Zucchini and Tomatoes Mini-Pizzas and the Thermomix Lasagne with Pesto, Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella.


- 1 Shallot
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Zucchini
- 1 Tsp Thermomix Stock Cube
- 2 Handfuls Parmesan Cheese
- 600 g Water
- 300 g Rice
- 30 g Olive Oil
- Salt to taste

How to prepare Zucchini, Carrot and Shallot Risotto

Put shallot in the bowl and chop. 10 Sec. Speed 5.

Add oil and let shallot brown. 3 Min. Speed Gentle Stirring Varoma.

Add carrot and zucchini and grind. 10-15 Sec. Speed 5.

Add water, rice, Thermomix Stock Cube, salt and cook. 14 min. Speed Gentle Stirring Reverse Varoma.

When the last minute of cooking starts you can add parmesan cheese.

My advice

If you want a more marked "Italian tricolour" effect, you can replace carrot with tomato, or cook rice, dress it with vegetables you cooked apart and unify three different risottos creating an Italian flag shape.

Translated from the Italian recipe
Risotto Zucchine, Carote e Scalogno col Bimby

Photocredit: Giorgio Montersino