Melt the butter and oil in a large wide pan which has a lid
Fry the leek gently in the butter and oil until it is soft
Add the peas and stir with a wooden spoon so that the rice is covered in buttery vegetable mixture
Our 1 ladleful of stock. Stir and keep stirring until all the stock has been soaked up by the rice. When it is all soaked up, ass more stock, and keep doing this until ou only have about 1 ladleful left. Remember to keep stirring. That makes the risotto creamy and stops it sticking to the bottom of the pan,
Add the parmesan and the chopped parsley. Stir and put the lid on the pan. Leave for 5-10 minutes. The rice will soak up the rest of the stock and the parmesan will melt into it.Sprinkle with the pancetta, if using, and a bit more parsley. You could add some other herbs, like chives. Serve, with more parmesan on top if you like.
Recipe by: Daniel Giuliani, Year 7, Hexham Middle School
Celebrating World Vegan Month can be a fun activity for the whole family and provide the perfect opportunity to try out new recipes! World Vegan Month falls in November every year and is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the vegan diet and how you can get protein from tasty veggies namely, delicious peas! It’s important to remember, that making small changes to your diet can go a long way, and you don’t need to completely cut out animal produce to if you don’t want to.Read more