Spring Pea Risotto

Spring Pea Risotto

This recipe contains Arborio rice, which can absorb 4-5 times its weight in liquid, giving it a creamy texture without being gluggy.

CAL P/SERVE
313
kJ P/SERVE
1310
FAT P/SERVE
10.7g
CARBS P/SERVE
29.1g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
14.8g
SUGAR P/SERVE
5.2g
SODIUM P/SERVE
363g
FAT
%
1.7%
ENERGY RDI%
15%

Arborio rice is also relatively high in protein and is low fat.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen baby peas
  • 1.25 litres vegetable stock, hot
  • 1/3 cup fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 50g (1.80z) Fetta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/2 large lemon, squeezed

Method

  1. Place your stock in a pot, bring to boil, turn down heat and simmer on stove.
  2. In a large non stick frypan heat oil and butter on medium heat and cook onion, approx 5 mins until softened, do not burn.
  3. Add rice and stir until rice has been coated with the butter and oil and onions.  Add crushed garlic, stir, then add wine, turn down heat and stir so the rice doesn’t stick to the pan. Add oregano, good grind of pepper. When all liquid absorbed add ladle of hot stock, stir simmer, stir, when absorbed keep repeating process until 3/4 of stock has gone, should take 20 mins.  Rice should be cooked but with bite.
  4. Now add frozen peas, gently stir in. Don’t be too rough as you want the peas to be whole. Add remaining stock, parmesan,  and feta, taste, you might need more pepper, then squeeze lemon, and final stir.
  5. Serve in bowls, garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 4 Serving size:620g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 1310 kJ 211 kJ
  313 Cal 50 Cal
Protein 14.8 g 2.4 g
Fat, total 10.7 g 1.7 g
- Saturated 6.7 g 1.1 g
Carbohydrate 29.1 g 4.7 g
- Sugars 5.2 g 0.8 g
Sodium 363 mg 59 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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