Pea and Asparagus Saffron Risotto

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Vegan & Vegetarian!

This is so creamy and comforting not to mention being another great way to get your five a day.

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Pea and Asparagus Saffron Risotto

Risotto is always a popular dish in our house and they are super versatile too. This is so creamy and comforting not to mention being another great way to get your five a day.
Servings 4 portions
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 250 gr frozen peas
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 1.5 ltr vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 2 cups risotto rice
  • 30 gr parmesan or vegan alternative

Instructions

  • Place the peas and asparagus in a bowl and cover with boiling water then leave to stand for 3-4 minutes.
    Pea and asparagus saffron risotto recipe by home cooking with julie neville1
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Place the saffron in a small bowl then cover with 60ml of boiling water and leave to infuse.
  • Bring the stock to a boil in a saucepan then reduce the heat and keep on a gentle simmer.
    Pea and asparagus saffron risotto recipe by home cooking with julie neville1
  • In a separate pan, heat the olive oil then sauté the onion until soft for around five minutes. Add the rice and cook for a minute or two until translucent.
    Pea and asparagus saffron risotto recipe by home cooking with julie neville1
  • Start to add the stock one ladle at a time until it has all been absorbed which will take around 25 minutes. The rice should then be tender and creamy.
    Pea and asparagus saffron risotto recipe by home cooking with julie neville1
  • Half way through this process add in the saffron water and five minutes before the end of cooking add in the peas and asparagus.
    Pea and asparagus saffron risotto recipe by home cooking with julie neville1
  • Once all the stock has been added, remove from the heat and stir in the parmesan.
  • Season with cracked black pepper and serve.
    Pea and asparagus saffron risotto recipe by home cooking with julie neville1
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Quick & Easy, Risotto, Vegan

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