Pea And Goats Cheese Risotto

 

I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for a while now, I always forget how easy this is to make, and how delicious it is. The mix of creamy goats cheese and fresh peas is amazing. I think this is a Jamie Oliver recipe from his website, which I am obsessed with. If I am ever in need of inspiration I always check his website out.

If you wanted to make this dish veggie just omit the bacon, and use veg stock.

 

Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 rashers smoked steaky bacon, chopped
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 400g risotto rice
  • 250ml white wine
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 200g peas
  • 100g goats cheese
  • 75g parmesan

Method

In a large pan fry the bacon until its super crispy, and then transfer to a bowl lined with kitchen paper to absorb any oil.

Cook the onion on a low heat in the remaining bacon fat for about 5-10 minutes, or until the onions are soft. Add the risotto rice and cook for 3 minutes. Then pour in the white wine, making sure to gently stir all the time.

Once the wine has been absorbed, add your stock a ladle full at a time, making sure it has all been absorbed before adding more. This should take around 15-20 minutes. Check the rice is cooked, and then add the peas, bacon, and cheeses. Cook for 2 minutes or until the peas are coked and the cheese has melted.

Turn the heat off, put a lid on the pan, and allow to rest for 2 minutes. It is then ready to serve, I like a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on top and a shaving of parmesan!

 

 

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