Pea & Mint Risotto

It’s the first of March today, which means Spring is finally here!

I bought a plant for my room because I’ve had a few since I first started university, and I hate to say it, but I’m a massive plant-killer. I don’t mean to be, but honestly, I’ve never owned a plant for more than a month because they just hate me, or I’m accidently doing something to them all which just kills them straight off… So I bought a mint plant in the hope that I could keep it alive for a while and change my evil reputation.

I thought that if I used it in some recipes I’d become more attached to the thing as well, and take care of it better, so I made a pea and mint risotto tonight! I haven’t eaten many risottos, and I’ve only made one that I actually like, there’s something about the texture that I really can’t stand, but I want to like them a lot… And because of the peas in this, it isn’t too sloppy or gooey, it actually has some substance, and it tastes really fresh and light as well, so it’s a good recipe if you’ve never tried a risotto before :)

I also took a few photos of my room because I got carried away once I’d photographed my mint plant (I’d appreciate if you guys suggested a name for him by the way, I’m thinking the more I care about the plant, the less likely I am to kill it…)

Pea and Mint Risotto

Pea and Mint Risotto

Ingredients

A little oil

One big tomato

Half an onion

One clove of garlic

70g of risotto rice

50ml of white wine

300ml of vegetable stock

100g of frozen peas

Small handful of fresh mint

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius and bake slices of tomato whilst the risotto’s cooking. 
  2. Fry the onion and garlic until golden, then add the rice and wine. Cook for 4 minutes, then gradually add the stock, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the peas in, and mush some with a fork, and cook for a further 5 minutes. Tear up some mint and add it in as well.
  4. Serve with tomatoes and fresh mint.

Serves one

My desk

My desk

I did a sketch of a Salvidor Dali elephant because I want it tattooed on my ankle in a few months :)

I did a sketch of a Salvidor Dali elephant because I want it tattooed on my ankle in a few months :)

My four-leaved clover!

My four-leaved clover!

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Pea & Mint Risotto

  1. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to dishes using peas and/or green beans. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are some good ones already. Cheers

  2. HI. Your risotto looks lovely. I hope you mint plant does well! And how great to use it while cooking too! Thanks for stopping and checking out my post today about rosemary lemon cookies over at Not Dabbling in Normal. Enjoy your day.

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