Grub,  Wellbeing

Risotto for the Heart and Waist

Pea, Spring Onion and Rocket Risotto

A hearty risotto that is good for the waistline too. 

There is nothing better than a risotto that warms the heart. It is like it speaks to you. It hugs you, comforts you. Says everything is going to be okay.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dinner, itailan, low fat, Risotto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Hollie


  • 500 g Petis Pois frozen
  • 1 cube Vegitble stock cube make up 1.2 litres with hot water
  • 10 sprays Calorie Controlled cooking spray
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 10 medium Spring Onions sliced (1cm in length)
  • 300 g Risotto Arborio Rice Uncooked weight
  • 1 Pinch Salt
  • 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper Freshly Ground
  • 3 Handfuls Rocket Washed
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese Freshly grated, to garnish (optional)


  1. Bring half the stock to the boil with half the peas and simmer for 5 minutes. In a food processor, blend well.

  2. Add the remaining stock to this puree to give a pouring consistency.

  3. Heat the cooking spray in a heavy-based pan. Crush the garlic nd ass it to the pan. Add the spring onion and stir. Add the rice and stir for 2 minutes to coat it with spray. Add enough pea stock to cover the rice. Cook gently, stirring al the time. Add more stock as it is absorbed into the rice.

  4. After approximately 10 minutes, add the reining peas, some more stock, and Salt and pepper. Cook for a further 5 minutes stirring well. Throw in some rocket and stir until the leaves have wilted.

  5. Adjust the seasoning and serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan.

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