Broad Bean and Pea Risotto

by Edward Daniel
Caption of Broadbean and Pea Risotto. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Broad Bean and Pea Risotto is another of my timeless recipes. I use Carnaroli rice, a favourite amongst chefs and more merciful than Arborio which requires vigilant attention when cooking and prone to overcooking. What I love about this risotto is the vibrant greens which look lush in Spring. A little drizzled pistachio, avocado or pumpkin seed oil is optional at serving but gives a little lift to this dish.

Caption of Broadbean and Pea Risotto. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
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Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 3tsb extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 200g risotto rice
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 200ml dry white wine
  • 1 litres hot water
  • 125g broad beans (or if 500g broad bean pods, fresh)
  • 100g peas (or if 250g garden pea pods, fresh)
  • Pistachio, avocado or pumpkin seed oil for drizzling (optional)

Instructions

  1. Remove the broad beans and garden peas from their pod and set to one side.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, non-stick saucepan. Add the shallots and garlic. Allow the shallots to soften.
  3. Stir in the rice and coat in the oil. Pour in the wine. Stir regularly and simmer over a gentle heat until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Ladle in the stock. Stir and simmer, until the liquid is absorbed. Continue adding the stock, until the rice is tender. This process will take about 25 minutes.
  5. When the risotto is almost done switch off the heat. Season with salt and pepper. Add the broad beans and garden peas. Place lid on top and leave to rest of a couple of minutes.
  6. Serve the risotto with cold oil drizzled all over each serving.

Notes

By Edward Daniel, Vegan Chef and Former Chair of The Vegan Society. Contributor to Vegan Life Magazine, Plant Based Magazine, Vegan Food and Living Magazine and OK! Magazine. Speaker and cooking demonstrator at Vegan Life Life Festival London, Mind Body and Spirit Festival London, Veganes Sommerfest Berlin, and Bali Vegan Festival. Author of "Essence: The Beginner's Guide to Veganism".

 

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