Ham and Courgette Risotto is literally the best comfort food I know how to make (aside from Mac and Cheese obviously) so I’m doing you all a favour today sharing it with you!
Honestly, it’s amazing! I mean, it must be amazing to get me stood over a hot stove making risotto as I’m usually all about quick and easy when it comes to cooking!
I’m the only person who’s a fan of ham and courgette risotto (and any kind of risotto) in my house so I always make a portion big enough to serve two people and then have just over half for my tea and the rest of it for lunch the next day. I tend to not freeze risotto as I’ve never had much success with reheating it without turning it into a giant mush.
This recipe does call for grated courgette which sounds like an absolute faff on but I’m now the proud owner of the best thing I’ve ever bought for my kitchen – a hand blender that comes with a blender, a whisk and a chopper. I promise I’m not working with Asda or anything but this bad boy literally grated a courgette and a half in three batches that took 10 seconds each.
I paid about £15 for it in-store and it’s just in the electrics aisle if anyone wants a piece of this kitchen wizardry.
Anyway on to the recipe itself – ham and courgette risotto…
Although I did want to say before I share the actual recipe that it’s actually super flexible – today I used spring onions instead of an onion as I had no frozen onions in and I used paella rice instead of risotto rice. In the past, I’ve used chicken instead of gammon if that’s what I had in and I’ve added in peas and chopped mint just because I had mint on the windowsill.
Basically, feel free to change it up!
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