Sneak peak: The Healthy Chef: Purely Delicious Cookbook By Teresa Cutter. Try her Green Pea + Spinach Risotto


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Green Pea + Spinach Risotto

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Serve 2

This makes for a perfect pre-workout meal that nourishes your body without weighing you down. Rich in antioxidants and packed with protein and iron for sustained energy.

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60 g (2 oz) raw carnaroli rice

2 cups good-quality vegetable or chicken stock, hot

250 g (8 oz) peas

2 large handfuls baby spinach leaves

black pepper, to taste

TO SERVE

parmesan

freshly chopped parsley

Method

Sauté onion in 2 teaspoons olive oil over a medium heat until soft.

Add the rice and stir through for 1 minute.

Add 1 up of stock and stir through the rice then continue stirring until the rice has absorbed some of the stock and thickened.

Add 1 more cup of stock and simmer, stirring over a medium to low heat until the rice is tender but not soft.

Blanch the peas for 1 minute in boiling water then drain.

Place half the peas in a high-performance blender or food processor and puree with the spinach until smooth.

Add the pea and spinach puree along with the remaining peas to the risotto and stir through.

Heat through for 3 minute or until the risotto is thick and creamy. Your risotto should be lovely and soupy – not too thick.

Season with black pepper and stir through a little grated parmesan.

Serve on shallow plates, topped with extra grated parmesan and chopped parsley.

Notes: Stir through pesto in place of adding chopped parsley.

Teresa’s new cookbook Purely Delicious will be available in September 2015 on her website and through selected bookstores. Jump over to www.thehealthychef.com to pre order your copy now!

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