Cook

Cheat’s cheese, black treacle ham and pea risotto

Perfect for those quick midweek meals. This quick and simple recipe only uses a few ingredients and you’ll be serving up this creamy risotto to your hungry little piglets in no time.

Ingredients

2 x packs of The Jolly Hog Black Treacle Ham
– 300g Risotto rice
– 1 garlic clove
– 1 x chicken stock cube
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 100g frozen peas
– 100g Vintage Cheddar
– 1 onion
– 1 tbsp Tracklements English mustard
– 2 tbsp mascarpone

Method

1. Start by finely dicing your onion and garlic.
2. Add a stock cube to boiling water and leave to dissolve.
3. In a large casserole dish or heavy bottomed sauce pan, heat 2 tbsp olive oil. Add the onion into the pan & cook for 5 minutes until it begins to soften and go translucent.
4. Add in your garlic, and then pour in your risotto rice. Allow 30 seconds for the rice to fry in the olive oil, and the garlic to become fragrant, before you add in your stock.
5. Pour the stock in, bringing your saucepan to a boil at the same time.
6. Cover the risotto and cook for 15 minutes, making sure it’s on a medium heat. The more you can stir the risotto, the better. If you’re busy, try to stir at least every couple of minutes to stop it from sticking to the bottom.
7. Whilst your risotto is cooking, take 2 packs of The Jolly Hog Black Treacle Ham and tear it into thick pieces.
8. Add your ham into the sauce pan, along with the peas and your cheeses (after grating the cheddar).
9. Fold in all the ingredients so that they’re equally spread out and your risotto can soak up their flavours.
10. Cook for another couple of minutes until your rice is fully cooked and the cheese has melted and gone gooey.
11. Season with salt and pepper and more parmesan then enjoy.

products used in this recipe

Bacon & Pesto Mac ‘n’ Cheese view details

To celebrate our Award-Winning Sausages and Bacon going into Gousto boxes we decided to recreate one of their recipes! This Read more

Wholegrain mustard spaghetti pasta with mustard ham view details

Heavy on the wholegrain mustard? Yes please. We love honey and wholegrain mustard so much we made a ham with Read more

Autumn Sweet Salad Recipe with Treacle Ham, Peaches & Burrata Cheese view details

We think this might be the perfect Autumn salad. It's got just enough nutrition in it that we feel healthy Read more

Ham & Pineapple puff pastry pizzas view details

Ham & Pineapple Puff Pastry Pizzas... It's time to settle the age old question, does pineapple belong on a pizza? Read more