Crab risotto

Crab risotto

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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Canned crabmeat makes a delicious addition to this quick and easy risotto with frozen peas and herbs - ready in just 35 minutes

  • Easily doubled
Nutrition: per serving



  • STEP 1

    Heat the stock in a saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Melt the butter in a separate medium saucepan, add the onion and garlic, and fry on a low-medium heat for 5 mins until softened but not coloured. Tip in the rice and cook for 1-2 mins until the rice is hot. Add the lemon zest with 1 ladleful of hot stock and stir constantly. Once the stock has been absorbed, continue to add it, a ladleful at a time, until the rice is cooked – this will take around 18 mins.

  • STEP 2

    When the rice is almost cooked but still has a little bite, tip in the peas, lemon juice and crabmeat, then season and cook for 3 mins more. Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat, add a knob of butter and a splash more stock, and leave to sit for 2 mins. Sprinkle over the chives and serve with lemon wedges.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2015

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