PEA & MINT RISOTTO

PEA & MINT RISOTTO

A quick quick flavour filled meal perfect for summers day or a lazy winters night.

PREPARATION TIME
10 minutes
COOKING TIME
30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

for 4 servings
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1½ cups Arborio rice
½ brown onion, diced
3 cups boiling water
1½ cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup frozen or fresh peas
Salt and freshly ground pepper
½ cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
½ cup chopped fresh mint
PREPARATION TIME
10 minutes
COOKING TIME
30 minutes

PREPARATION

1
Heat oil and butter in a large saucepan
2
Add the onion and cook until translucent
3
Add the rice and cook until all rice is coated and you detect a slight nutty smell - about 2 minutes
4
Add half the boiling water and stir through
5
Simmer and continue stirring until the liquid is absorbed
6
Add remaining water and continue simmering
7
Add the stock and peas and continue simmering until the rice is cooked, but firm to the teeth
8
If further cooking is required and rice becomes dry add a little more boiling water
9
Turn off the stove and stir through chopped mint and parmesan until the cheese melts
10
Serve immediately in warm bowls with more parmesan if desired