What to do with leftover Christmas ham? Creamy pea & gammon risotto

Creamy pea & gammon risotto - BritMums

Picture: Courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

Get inventive with your leftover gammon or ham with this hearty risotto.

Planning

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes
  • Serves: 2 – 3

Ingredients

700g pack frozen risotto
125g leftover gammon, cut into small dice
125g frozen petit pois or peas
2 tbsp finely chopped dill
3 tbsp full or half fat crème fraîche, optional
 

Method

  1. Heat 100ml water in a large saucepan. Tip in the frozen risotto and cook gently, stirring frequently for 5 minutes until smooth and slightly thickened.
  2. Add the gammon, petit pois or peas and dill and cook for a further 5 minutes until the risotto is thick, creamy and piping hot. Add a little more water if the mixture dries out. Stir in the crème fraîche if using and serve in shallow bowls.

Cook’s tip: Replace the water with leftover dry white wine for a slightly richer flavour and finely grate the ends of any well-flavoured hard cheese for sprinkling on top.

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners

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