Thermomix Risotto Recipe: Saffron and Zucchini

Thermomix Risotto Recipe: Saffron and Zucchini

Here's a light and delicate Thermomix Risotto Recipe: Saffron and Zucchini Risotto. It is a great main course that has a beautiful texture and flavour, but won't make you feel too guilty if you have an extra scoop :-)

It also has a great visual effect, which is always a plus if you make it for guests!

I read somewhere that zucchini, besides having nearly no calories, are also a good help to release stress... I wonder if that's true! What do you think?

If you like zucchini you are spoiled for options on my blog, check out the Zucchini Pesto, the very popular Zucchini and Ricotta Quiche, or the Crab and Zucchini Risotto recipe. And those are just a few examples!

If you're a Risotto-lover, here's a very useful post with Suggestions for Cooking Risotto in your Thermomix.


(serves about 4)
- 2 g saffron
- 50 g + 850 g hot water
- 1 shallot
- 80 g extra vergin olive oil
- 200 g zucchini, cubed
- 320 g rice
- 100 g white wine
- 1 tbsp Tthermomix stock cube
- salt to taste
- 80 g parmesan cheese, grated

Let's make our Zucchini and Saffron Risotto

First of all, soak 2 g saffron in about 50 g of very hot water, cover and put aside.

Place one shallot in the bowl and grind 3 Sec. Speed 7.

Add 80 g extravergin olive oil and heat 3 Min. 100° Speed 1.

Insert the butterfly whisk.

Add 200 g zucchini and cook 3 Min. 100° Reverse Speed Soft.

Add 320 g rice. 3 Min. 100° Reverse Speed Soft.

Add 100 g white wine and let it evaporate. 1 Min. 100° Reverse Speed Soft.

Add 850 gr of water, one tbsp stock cube and a pinch of salt.

Add the saffron with water.

Cook for the time indicated on the rice packet 100° Reverse Speed Soft.

Pour in a serving dish and add 80 g parmesan cheese.

My Advice

If you have the zucchini flowers you can use them for decoration.
If you like, you can add one or two small basil leaves for the nice smell.

Translated from the Italian recipe Risotto allo Zafferano Bimby con Zucchine from Ricette Bimby
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Photocredit: Ricette Bimby