GREEN ZUCCHINI, PEA AND LEMON RISOTTO

My heart screams pasta, but sometimes I mix it up with risotto when I get a craving for some creamy italian food. This one is super fresh and not too heavy. There is a spring/summer feeling about it which I like. It’s topped with pea shoot which looks good and taste great as well!

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • One onion
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 tablespoons of Pasta Krydderi from Vestjyske Delikatesser
  • One zucchini
  • 200 g spinach
  • 200 g peas
  • 2 dl white wine
  • 1 liter of chicken stock
  • 400 g risotto rice
  • 130 g parmesan
  • Butter
  • One lemon
  • Basil
  • Pea shoot

     

    Method

    1. Chop onion and garlic. Cook it in butter in a pot with 4 tablespoons of Pasta Krydderi from Vestjyske Delikatesser. Grate the zucchini and add to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
    2. Add rinsed risotto rice. After 1-2 minutes, add the white wine. Once the alcohol has evaporated add the chicken stock – little by little. Stir often.
    3. Cook the spinach in butter in a skillet. Blend it with a handful of basil. Add 50 g of grated parmesan, peas and lemon zest.
    4. Add the spinach mix to the risotto once it’s cooked. This takes approximately 20-30 minutes. 
    5. Add 80 g of parmesan and two tablespoons of butter. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
    6. Serve the risotto topped with grated parmesan, chopped basil and pea shoot.