Intro: Toddler's Pea Risotto
It might seem quite a fuss to keep cooking main meals for your toddler, especially if you have never made it before or even tried it for yourself. I can assure you that this recipe is basic, simple and hearty. I adore peas, in fact frozen peas are the ideal thing to have in my household. Always add it to certain recipes for extra goodness and so that they are not ignored! There will be plenty more pea recipes coming up so we can all enjoy them again!To make this pea risotto you need some chicken or vegetable stock. (In my case chicken). When it comes to making stock fresh is always better, however when you have little time a stock cube can be used. You want to make sure you are very careful buying a quality stock cube as they can contain an extreme amount of salt. As this recipe is for your child, I advise 'Kallo' stock cubes. They are organic, low salt & no junk. - Not to mention full of flavour!
1 white onion 1 cup & half of frozen peas 3 and half cups of water 1 low salt stock cube (chicken or vegetable) 1 and half cups arborio rice (risotto rice)
To begin with, add a teaspoon of butter in a pan followed by your diced onions. (Finely diced). You want them to be nice and small so your toddlers don't choke! Stir them for about 5-7 minutes until nice and golden. Then add your rice (making sure you wash them before hand). Stir the rice for 1-2 minutes with the onions soaking the flavour and the butter. If you add a little olive oil this will also give it extra flavour. Make your stock and add a splash at a time to the rice so it absorbs well. Stir for about 20 minutes until all the stock has gone. Finally add your peas and stir for another 5 minutes (add a little extra water if needed).
Finally serve! Warning: Will be piping hot so wait least 5-7 minutes before your child eats it!