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Halloumi and Sundried Tomato Risotto

Halloumi and Sundried Tomato Risotto

with Baby Plum Tomatoes, a Lemony Crumb and Rocket Salad

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This HelloFresh recipe of Halloumi and Sundried Tomato Risotto is packed full of tasty vegetables so why not try this delicious dinner to conveniently help with your five a day

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Preparation Time40 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)


20 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste


1 sachet(s)

Sun-Dried Tomato Paste

175 grams

Risotto Rice

125 grams

Baby Plum Tomatoes

250 grams



½ unit(s)


10 grams

Panko Breadcrumbs

(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

40 grams


Not included in your delivery

450 milliliter(s)

Water for the Rice

1 tbsp

Olive Oil for the Dressing

1 tbsp

Olive Oil for the Crumb

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)3728 kJ
Energy (kcal)891 kcal
Fat42.0 g
of which saturates20.0 g
Carbohydrate87 g
of which sugars9.0 g
Protein38 g
Salt5.1 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Cutting board
Garlic Press
Oven dish
Frying Pan
Kitchen Paper
Large Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat your oven to 200°C. Fill and boil your kettle. Halve, peel and chop the onion into small pieces. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Pour the boiling water (see ingredients for amounts) into a jug with the vegetable stock paste, stir well and set aside.


Heat a drizzle of oil in a large ovenproof saucepan on medium-high heat. TIP: If you don't have an ovenproof pan, just cook in a normal saucepan then transfer it to an ovenproof dish before the risotto goes in the oven. When the oil is hot, add the onion and cook until softened, 4-5 mins, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and sundried tomato paste and cook for 1 min more. Stir in the risotto rice and cook until the edges are slightly translucent, 1-2 mins.


Next, pour the stock into the rice then add the baby plum tomatoes. Bring it back to the boil then cover with a lid (or some tightly fitting foil). Pop onto the top shelf of your oven and bake until the rice is cooked and the stock absorbed, 20-25 mins. Meanwhile, cut the halloumi into three slices per person. Place the halloumi slices in a small bowl of cold water and leave to soak.


While the risotto is cooking, zest and halve the lemon (see ingredients for amount). Heat the olive oil for the crumb (see ingredients for amount) in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper. Toast them until golden, 3-4 mins, stirring every minute. Once golden, stir in half the lemon zest and transfer it into a bowl.


Pop the frying pan back on medium-heat and add a drizzle of oil. Remove the halloumi slices from the cold water, pop them onto a plate lined with kitchen paper and pat them dry. Once the oil is hot, lay in the halloumi slices. Fry until golden, 3-4 mins on each side, then remove the pan from the heat. Squeeze the lemon juice into a large bowl. Add the olive oil for the dressing (see ingredients for amount), a pinch of sugar (if you have some), and season with salt and pepper. Whisk together with a fork.


When the risotto is cooked, remove it from your oven. Carefully take the lid off the pan and add a splash of water to loosen if you need to. Stir in a knob of butter (if you have some) and the remaining lemon zest. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Add the rocket to your bowl of salad dressing and toss to coat. Share out the risotto into your serving bowls, top with the halloumi and finish with a sprinkling of the lemony crumb. Serve with the salad alongside. Enjoy!