If you are anything like me, you will no doubt have over-catered for Christmas. I actually believe that if you haven’t over catered, you are not catering properly! But after everyone has eaten their fill, what do you do with all those leftovers?
Here is one idea:
Christmas Leftover Risotto
- 1 onion
- 1 leek
- 1-2 cloves of garlic
- 1 heaped of thyme leaves
- 200g of leftover turkey (shredded)
- 200g of leftover ham (diced)
- 300g Arborio rice
- 1 glass of white wine
- 1 litre of chicken or vegetable stock
- 1/4 cup of grated parmesan (or any cheese you may have)
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1 tablespoon of cream cheese (optional)
- Olive oil
Heat the stock.
Chop up the leak, onion and garlic.
Heat some olive oil in a pan and add the leak, onion, garlic and thyme.
Once the leak and onion starts to turn transparent, add the white wine and bring to the boil before adding the rice and meat.
Reduce the heat and begin to ladle in the stock, stirring continuously. Cook for about 20 minutes, continuing to add stock as it is absorbed. It is important to keep the dish ‘wet’.
Once the rice is soft and the butter and cheese and stir through.
Serve immediately with some crusty bread.