Tuesday, 19 July 2011

249: Chorizo Courgette and Pea Risotto

At last, a triumph is mine. Finally not a half arsed 5 out of 10 effort. This one, came out exactly as planned. Even better, all the vegetable elements were straight out of my garden. Brilliant
Unusually for one of my recipes, this one didn't involve cooking anything for hours and hours in a massive pot. Indeed there were a full three pans required for this!

  • 1/3rd Chorizo ring, cut into 1cm squares
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Roughly 2 dozen pea pods
  • Lots of parmesan
  • And risotto rice, of course
  • Big risotto pan: Fry the onion until soft, add in the garlic
  • Frying pan: brown chorizo squares
  • Medium pan: bring 2 pints of chicken stock to a simmer
  • Big risotto pan: add chorizo & rice and coat rice in the oil
  • Big risotto pan: add a ladle of stock, add peas simmer off.
  • Big risotto pan: repeat until rice cooked
  • Frying pan: brown courgettes & reserve adding to big risotto pan when rice is done
  • Add in parmesan
Really easy. Looked and tasted exactly as I'd hoped it would


  1. It looks delicious! I like the addition of the chorizo. Fresh peas are the best! We have some in the garden at the moment but I have two small people who keep getting there first. I have to keep reminding myself that was why we grew them...

  2. I'm not big on raw peas; but I'm most pleased with my pea crop. Actually got proper sized peas this year.

    I'm sworn off puddings for August, go on... blog us a cake to make up. X


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