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. But you don’t have to wait until you have leftovers. It makes for a quick and easy supper anytime, sure to please the entire family.

Creamy pea & gammon risotto

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy, Quick

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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.

    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.

      Notes

      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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