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Toddler recipe: Microwave courgette and pea risotto with prawns

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Prep: 8 mins Cook: 21 mins

Easy

Makes enough for 3 adult portions or 2 adults & 2 children

If you're after a family-friendly meal that takes under 30 minutes, try this courgette and pea risotto. We've added prawns, but you could swap for chicken

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Figures calculated on 4 servings

  • kcal305
  • fat6g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.9g
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Ingredients

  • 200g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

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

  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 650ml low-salt chicken stock (we used gluten-free Kallo, see tips below)
  • 120g frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

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

  • 1 large courgette, diced (see tips below)
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 50g grated medium or mature cheddar, plus extra to serve
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 140g cooked prawns (or chicken)
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

Method

  1. Put the rice, garlic and spring onions into a large microwaveable bowl, then pour in 400ml stock. Cover with cling film and microwave on High for 10 mins. Stir the rice, then add another 250ml of the remaining stock, cover and microwave on High again for 3 mins.

  2. Stir the rice again, then add the frozen peas, courgette and the rest of the stock. Cover and microwave on the same setting for a further 8 mins. Stir in the cheese and prawns (or chicken if you prefer), then leave the risotto to stand for 2 mins. Scatter with more cheese and serve.

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