Recipe: Risoni with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato

I’ve seen risoni recipes popping up a bit lately and realised it was something I had never actually cooked with myself so decided it was time to get my hands on some and give it a go! I was pleasantly surprised, being pasta it was quick and easy to prepare and it also is a great base for a whole range of flavours as a standalone lunch or a great side dish with dinner. I have a feeling risoni will be a more regular feature in my kitchen from now on!

The best part is I was able to use basil from my balcony for the first time as I am just starting to establish my little balcony garden. Can’t wait to see what I can grow (and keep alive!).

Ingredients List

  • 1 3/4 cups risoni
  • Red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • Large handful basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 100g feta

Risoni with spinach and sundried tomato


  1. Cook the risoni according to packet instructions
  2. Dice the onion and garlic and then cook in a frypan with some oil for 3-4 minutes. Add the spinach and torn basil and cook until wilted
  3. Drain the risoni and toss through the onion and spinach mixture
  4. Roughly chop the sundried tomatoes and feta and mix with the risoni
  5. Dry-roast the pine nuts in a pan until lightly golden and toss through the risoni mixture
  6. Enjoy!

Risoni with spinach and sundried tomato

Hearty and delicious, easy to throw together and full of flavour – pretty great if I do say so myself! It even reheats well so you can make a big batch and eat it for a few days afterwards!


Have you cooked with risoni? What’s your favourite way to use it?

5 Comments on Recipe: Risoni with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm (10 years ago)

      Oh thanks, that’s such a lovely thing to hear!

  1. Ingrid
    March 11, 2014 at 7:17 pm (10 years ago)

    This looks so good! Lucky I’ve already eaten dinner or I would go bananas;) Love dishes that re-heat well, so practical for lunches the next day xx
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 13, 2014 at 8:56 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks love! I agree – success as leftovers is hugely important!

  2. Krystle
    May 25, 2016 at 1:46 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi, gorgeous recipe. Just a suggestion- pour some of the marinade from the sundried tomato jar into the pasta mix. Enjoy 🙂


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