Easily adapted to vegetarian
Delicious creamy pea and ham risotto using nitrite free Better Naked Ham or Bacon because it’s gluten-free, no preservatives, and using British pork.
Dice all ham or bacon into chunks – and leave half aside.
Add a splash of olive oil to pot, then cook the ham and bacon until crispy.
Remove ham or bacon from the pot, then add the onion and garlic. Once they’re softened, around 5-10 minutes, add risotto rice.
Deglaze with white wine, making sure to scrape everything up from the bottom.
Slowly pour in the stock, stirring constantly.
Once all the stock has been absorbed and the rice is just cooked, add peas, remaining ham, salt and pepper.
Top with grated parmesan and a big squeeze of lemon juice.
Garnish the creamy risotto with crispy ham or bacon bits, extra peas, and lemon zest. Enjoy!