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Speck rice and zucchini, a delicious recipe for all occasions

zucchini and speck risotto

The zucchini and speck risotto is perfect for family dinners or if you have last-minute guests. Here is our quick and easy recipe.

A good risotto can save you family dinners and last minute guests. Too bad that not everyone feels comfortable with this category of recipes yet. Yet preparing, for example, a zucchini and speck risotto is not that difficult . With this combination of flavors you will be on the safe side and will conquer everyone at the first taste.

In fact, who does not like the slightly smoky flavor of speck combined with the delicate one of zucchini? And if you put in that the final creaming makes it creamy beyond imagination, that’s it. Ready to discover all the secrets of preparing our risotto?

zucchini and speck risotto
zucchini and speck risotto

How to prepare the recipe for zucchini and speck risotto

  1. First, finely chop the shallot and brown it in a pan with the oil and a pinch of salt until tender.
  2. Then add the rice and the speck into sticks and toast it for a couple of minutes before blending with the white wine .
  3. Add the washed courgettes, deprived of the ends and grated with a grater with large holes.
  4. At this point, start cooking the real rice . Cover it flush with the boiling vegetable broth and count from now on for 16-18 minutes depending on the variety of rice used. Always remember to add the broth only when the previous one has been absorbed and in such quantity as to barely cover it.
  5. When cooked, remove from the heat and stir in the butter and Parmesan . Serve immediately, completing to taste with a grind of black pepper.

Risotto with zucchini and speck: two simple variations

Sometimes it takes very little to get even tastier variations from a recipe. Take for example the risotto with zucchini, speck and stracchino. To prepare it, the basic recipe is followed paro paro but the final creaming, instead of with butter, is made with stracchino . 100 grams will be enough to obtain a creamy, tasty and lighter risotto.

For the zucchini, speck and saffron risotto, on the other hand, add a sachet of the precious spice about halfway through cooking the rice, dissolving it in a little broth. The result will be a risotto with a beautiful color and a unique aroma.

If you love this preparation there are many risotto recipes to try!


The risotto should be eaten as soon as it is done, however, if you have any leftovers, you can keep it in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and reheat it in a pan or microwave before consuming it.

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