If you thought the secret to a perfect creamy risotto was stirring for hours on end, think again. With only fifteen minutes of hands-on cooking time required, this recipe is the perfect thing to knock together midweek. Bursting with delicious flavours and served alongside a fresh rocket salad, this colourful dish is guaranteed to delight even the fussiest of eaters. No mealtime meltdowns in sight!
Chicken Stock Powder(ContainsCelery)
Baby Plum Tomatoes
Grated Italian Style Hard Cheese(ContainsMilk, Egg)
Water for Rice
Preheat your oven to 200°C. Fill and boil your kettle. Drain and rinse the sweetcorn in a sieve. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Pour the boiling water (see ingredients for amount) into a measuring jug and stir in the chicken stock powder.
Heat a drizzle of oil in an ovenproof pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the chorizo and cook until browned and it releases its fragrant oil, 3-4 mins.
Stir in the sweetcorn and cook for 2-3 mins. Stir in the garlic and rice, cook for a minute and then pour in the stock. Bring to the boil, cover with a tight fitting lid or foil and transfer to the oven. Bake on the middle shelf of your oven until the rice is tender, 20-25 mins.
In a bowl, mix the balsamic vinegar with the olive oil (see ingredients for amount). Season with salt and pepper. Dressing done! Pop the rocket on top we will toss this together later to dress the leaves.
Once the risotto has been in the oven for 10 mins, carefully remove and quickly add the baby plum tomatoes to the pan (don't stir them in - just sit them on top). Pop the lid back on and return to the oven for the remaining cooking time.
When the risotto is ready, carefully remove from the oven and stir in the hard Italian cheese and the butter. Mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Share between your bowls. Toss the rocket in the balsamic dressing and serve on top or alongside. Enjoy!