Lemon & pea risotto

Lemon & pea risotto

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 2
With just five ingredients this risotto is simple to whip up after a hard day's work, or better still, get someone else to cook it for you!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal477
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs84g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre5g
  • protein20g
  • salt1.04g
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Ingredients

  • 200g risotto rice

    Risotto rice

    To create an authentic creamy Italian risotto, the use of specialist rice is imperative. It…

  • 850g hot vegetable stock
  • 50g frozen garden pea or petit pois

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian substitute), grated, plus extra to serve

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

  • juice and zest 1⁄2 lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat, then toast the rice, stirring constantly, for 1 min. Add 1 ladleful of hot stock and stir until absorbed. Reduce the heat. Add the rest of the stock, a ladleful at a time, until the rice is almost cooked and stock is absorbed, about 20 mins.

  2. Stir in the peas, cooking for 3-5 mins, then remove the pan from the heat. Add the cheese, lemon juice and seasoning, then stir. Scatter with the lemon zest, then serve immediately, with extra grated Parmesan.

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Comments (29)

ohlalalaura's picture
4

Delicious. I added half an onion, 2 spring onions and a clove of garlic before adding the rice and it worked lovely. My only complaint would be that the peas were still undercooked after the whole 5 mins but that is easily resolvable by just chucking them in a minute or two before.

abbiegreenaway's picture
2

I wasn't so pleased with this one, it wasn't that tasty and a bit stodgy although I followed the recipe fully..

alisonmassey's picture
4

This is really yummy.

Try sweating a shallot and some thyme before adding the rice for added depth of flavour. Delicious...

jossie's picture

I tried this recipe yesterday. Its very easy to do and can be done in a very short time. Half of the amount of peas to be used was replaced with fresh broad beans. The taste was lovely. Thank you.

mart1p3llow's picture

Would using Mint rather than Lemon at the end work just as well?

Frantic Flapjack's picture
2

I don't know where I went wrong with this one, but it turned out a stodgy mess - one lump or two??

extra_strong_mint's picture
4

This was really lovely. I used fresh peas rather than frozen and they were delicious. Would definitely make this again...and again.

sambaker's picture

Very quick and easy to make, excellent after a days work. Would definately do this again.

gemmalaura's picture
3

This was easy to make and tasted lovely. I would def make this again.

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