Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Prawn and Chorizo Risotto

This is a family favourite in my house. Chorizo and Prawns are brilliant partners. Think Paella! This is an alternative to Paella – it uses Arborio rice instead of Bomb and there’s no saffron. You could also add chicken.

Serves: 4

Cooking: 30 minutes

Difficulty: easy



600g Arborio Rice

2 onions chopped

2 garlic cloves crushed

300g chopped cooking chorizo

300g prawns

200ml white wine

1.2 litres fish or chicken stock

juice of one lemon

100g frozen peas

Colour the onion for 5 minutes before adding the garlic and chorizo. Stir for minute before adding the risotto rice.

Stir for a minute so that the rice is coated in the oil from the chorizo and add the white wine.

Let it bubble for a minute before adding the stock, one ladle at a time, stirring continually.

Once all the stock has been used, the process will take about 25 minutes, add the prawns and peas. Squeeze in the juice of the lemon and put a lid on the risotto for 4-5 minutes until the prawns have turned pink.

Check for seasoning and finish with fresh mint or basil.

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