Pea and Ham Risotto

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by katew

Easy to do, adapted from an ad for Heinz soups found in a magazine dated 2002

Top Review by Karen Elizabeth

Wow, using soup in this recipe adds amazing flavour and a wonderful creaminess! I hadn't done this before, but really liked the results. I used bacon rather than the ham, cooking it with the onion initially, and since I didn't have mushrooms, I left them out. I used all the peas, though, we like peas! Yum, this was really good, Kate, thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter, cook onion for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in rice and toss to coat in onion mixture.
  3. Add soup and wine, stir well.
  4. Gradually add water.
  5. Simmer over low heat, stirring often till liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  6. This may take 20 minutes or so.
  7. Add mushrooms, peas, parmesan and ham in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  8. Season to taste.

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