Leftover pork risotto with courgette ribbons recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 30mins to cook plus 5mins resting
  • 620 calories / serving
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Lovely courgette ribbons mixed with nutty risotto rice and cubes of pork makes this a delicious supper to enjoy midweek. This recipe is a mouthwatering leftovers idea from our rolled pork loin with creamy mushroom sauce dish. The leftover meat needs to be thoroughly reheated until piping hot and should never be re-heated more than once.

Melt the butter in a medium pan and soften the onion and garlic. Stir in the rice and stir well, for 1 minute, to coat in the butter. Pour in the wine and simmer until nearly absorbed. Keeping the chicken stock on the heat, stir through a ladleful at a time and wait for the liquid to be completely absorbed before adding another; this should take about 20 minutes.

While the rice is cooking, cut the courgette into ribbons by using a vegetable peeler to create long strips. Once the risotto has absorbed all the liquid, stir the courgette ribbons through the rice, to cook. After a couple of minutes, add the cubes of pork to the pan, season well and stir through the mascarpone and Parmesan. Cover the risotto and rest for 5 minutes. Once ready take off the heat and serve immediately.

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Please note that 200g (7oz) pork loin is not included in the shop ingredients list as this is a leftover, so you will need to enter the product in your shopping basket if making this recipe from scratch.

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  • Ingredients

  • 40g (1 3/4oz) butter
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed to a paste
  • 350g (12 1/2oz) risotto rice
  • 125ml white wine or vermouth
  • 1.2l (2 pints) chicken stock
  • 1 courgette, peeled into ribbons
  • 200g (7oz) leftover pork, small cubes
  • pinch salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 50g (2oz) mascarpone
  • 40g (1 1/2oz) parmesan, finely grated
  • Energy 2595kj 620kcal 31%
  • Fat 21g 30%
  • Saturates 12g 60%
  • Sugars 4g 4%
  • Salt 2g 33%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 74.8g Protein 27.3g Fibre 1.2g


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