Friday, 24 April 2015

Food - Recipe - Pea & Lemon Risotto

I was recently challenged by one of my twitter followers, to do a recipe for a fussy vegetarian. I searched all over for ideas, not of course not knowing whether vegetables for this recipe would be good enough for a fussy eater. With the zesty lemon and rosemary which go well together. For non-vegetarians this can be served alongside some grilled chicken, or as I have done some baked fish and extra vegetables.

Pea & Lemon Risotto


  • 100g Risotto Rice 
  • 425g Hot Vegetable Stock 
  • 1/4 Red Onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 Fat Garlic glove, finely chopped 
  • 25g Frozen garden Peas or petit pois 
  • 25g Parmesan (or vegetarian substitute), grated, plus extra to serve 
  • Juice and zest 1/4 lemon 
  • 2 springs of Rosemary, leaves only, finely chopped 
  • 2 Bay Leaves 
  • Black Pepper


  1. Heat a large saucepan over a medium heat, adding a little olive oil, fry the onions and the garlic for 2-3 minutes till soft.
  2. Then add the rice, and then toast the rice, stirring constantly, for 1 min. Add the rosemary and Bay Leaves. 
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in the peas, cooking for 3-5 mins, and then remove the pan from the heat. 
  5. Add the cheese, lemon juice and seasoning, and then stir. 
  6. Scatter with the lemon zest, then serve immediately, with extra grated 

 adapted from This recipe

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