The remit for supper tonight was use up anything that could go off soon. That meant anything in the fridge that could go with anything I already had in the cupboard. I just won’t waste anything and any menu plan of mine will be altered or adapted to make sure everything is used up. This would have been a risotto if I’d had arborio rice but I just had paella rice (so it said on the pack)
I used: an onion – diced
courgettes, red pepper, five portobello mushrooms – chopped into cubes
2 tablespoons of olive oil,
three cloves of garlic – crushed,
ground black pepper and salt.
tin of chopped tomatoes,
tin of meatballs,
chicken stock cube,
Tablespoon of dried parsley,
1tsp of paprika
cup of risotto rice and boiling water.
I also added half bag of spinach which just wilted as I stirred it through.
I heated the oil and sautéed the onion, mushrooms, peppers and courgettes until they had softened but not totally cooked.
Add the rice and stir until coated.
Keep adding boiling water, a bit at a time until the rice starts to absorb the water.
Add the garlic, paprika, stock cube and tinned chopped tomatoes. Keep adding boiling water and stirring as the rice keeps absorbing the water. When the rice is as soft as you like, sprinkle with parsley. I served mine up at this point, with the rest, I added a tin of meatballs as I’d been looking at the tin for months.
It took minutes, used up what we had and it asked great too.
Love Froogs xxxx