Prawn, sun-dried tomatoes and pea risotto

Prawn, sun-dried tomatoes and pea risotto


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About this recipe: Try this delicious risotto for simple, yet elegant midweek entertaining.

Jan Cutler

Serves: 4 

  • 1 litre hot vegetable stock, made with stock cubes
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 300g arborio rice
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 6-8 soft sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 250g cooked, peeled prawns
  • 200g peas
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, or snipped chives
  • 50g Parmesan or Italian-style hard cheese shavings

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat the stock in a small pan and keep it gently simmering. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large pan. Add the onion and garlic, and cook over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring, until softened.
  2. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the rice and coat it with the buttery onions. Add the wine and simmer until almost evaporated. Stir in the chopped sun-dried tomatoes and a ladleful of hot stock. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the stock has been absorbed into the rice.
  3. Continue adding the hot stock a ladleful at a time, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes total or until the risotto is tender and creamy. For the last 2 minutes of cooking, stir in 250g cooked, peeled prawns and 200g peas (thawed, if frozen, by putting them into a colander and pouring boiling water over). When the risotto is done, stir in the herbs, then season to taste. Serve with Parmesan cheese shavings scattered over the top.

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Reviews (7)


Made this last night, using a bit of left over spicy marinade, which I soaked the prawns in for a few hours. The quantity above (for four) filled three of us. We all loved it! - 17 Oct 2013


Tried this without the prawns and it was amazing, really filling too - 02 Apr 2013


This was the first time I have made risotto and will definitely be doing it again. This was really tasty and filling and all the family enjoyed it. I didn't use wine though or sun dried tomatoes. I used a tin of tomatoes instead which I sieved. would recommend trying this recipe out its lovely oh and quick to do also, which is always a bonus. Enjoy 😊 - 28 Apr 2015

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