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Pea, Ham and Cream Cheese Risotto

creamy and tasty cheats risotto
Course lunch, Main Course


  • olive oil
  • 200 g Gammon steak cut into short thin strips
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 300 g rice
  • tablespoon of thyme leaves
  • 700 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • 200 g soft cheese


  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the gammon and stir-fry until starting to brown.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the onion and garlic to the pan, cover and cook gently for 5 mins until softened.
  • Add the rice to the pan and cook for 1 min stirring continuously.
  • Add the thyme.
  • Add the stock and let the rice mixture simmer away until the rice has nearly absorbed all the stock.
  • When the rice has nearly cooked, add the peas and gammon and stir through.
  • By this time all of the stock should be absorbed by the rice.
  • Stir in the soft cheese and season to taste.
Keyword lunch, main course, rice, risotto