Watercress and pea risotto

by The Watercress Company
Watercress and pea risotto


1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic
400g risotto rice
150ml dry white wine
750ml hot vegetable stock
150g frozen peas
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 (100g) pack watercress, roughly chopped
25g freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Heat the oil in a large heavy pan, add the onion and sauté for 4 mins until soft but not coloured. Add the garlic and rice and cook for 1 more minute, stirring.

Add the white wine and cook stirring for 2-3mins until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Add a ladle of the stock and cook for 2-3mins, gently stirring occasionally to prevent sticking until the liquid has been absorbed. Repeat until you have just a little stock left and the rice is almost tender.

Add the remaining stock, peas and nutmeg. Cook until the rice soft and creamy. Remove from the heat. Add the watercress and cheese and seasoning to taste. Serve straight away. Delicious served with grilled fish or chicken.

My children grew up scrubbing mud off their root veg and knowing where it came from. I credit Foodlife for our strong immune systems. We never get coughs & colds when we are eating this fantastic produce. It lasts ages and tastes so good!

— Vanda Murray

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