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green and yellow risotto

Published on March 25, 2010

Green and yellow risotto, originally uploaded by rob78.

A quick recipe my Mum told me years ago. I have no idea where she got it from.

Cheap & easy risotto

Serves 2

3 small red onions, chopped
275g of rice (I just used basmati)
150g ham ends, cubed (I also had a bit off the end of a chorizo sausage too, it all works well)
1 heaped teaspoon tumeric
1 green pepper, cut into strips (the colour isn’t critical, but green looks best)

1. Heat a little oil in a large saucepan, also fill a kettle and get it on the boil.
2. Add the onions (to the saucepan, not the kettle), and after they are hot, add the tumeric and stir well.
3. When the onions are soft, stir in the rice so it takes up the colour from the tumeric.
4. Carefully add the hot/boiling water and leave to simmer, topping up with more water if necessary.
5. When the rice is nearly cooked, add the ham and stir in.
6. Add a small amount of oil into a hot frying pan and quickly fry the pepper so it is still crispy.
7. Remove the risotto from the heat, strain and serve, adding the peppers on the top.

Served with
A pint of lemon squash and the sight of my freeview box retuning. I think it might have benefitted from a spot of sweet chili sauce after it was served, but I didn’t have any, so actually splashed a little bit of ketchup on the top – please don’t hate me.

Tasty. I’ve been making and eating this for years and you can pretty much make it with anything that comes to hand so long as you’ve got rice, tumeric and onions (Ok, maybe not fish fingers). Sunblush tomatoes go nicely on the top.

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  1. Iona says:

    Hey lovely cooking!

    see my friend’s blog for more ideas,

    love you xx

  2. rob says:

    Aw thank-you :) I will go have a look for some ideas for next weeks dinners! x

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