Nigella pasta risotto recipes

PASTA RISOTTO WITH PEAS AND PANCETTA

PASTA RISOTTO WITH PEAS AND PANCETTA

I have never cooked with orzo pasta before but I have to say this worked really well - it is just like risotto but a lot quicker and easier as you aren't constantly stirring and adding stock
No Sandwich Packed Lunch Ideas

No Sandwich Packed Lunch Ideas

Nigella’s Chocolate Brownies – make a batch of these and freeze. Bread, Rice, Pasta, Noodles, Couscous, Quinoa, Potato, Wraps & Tortillas
Quinoa Porridge

Quinoa Porridge

I adapted Not Quite Nigella's recipe, adding a bit more festive cheer. A couple of times I had pasta with potato in it served with a side of rice
Tomato orzotto

Tomato orzotto

This dish is my take on an old Nigella recipe from Kitchen, but whilst hers was easy, I feel this is even easier
Nigella's Kedgeree Risotto

Nigella's Kedgeree Risotto

I also wanted to use some of it in a quick pasta dish the next day. The recipe for the kedgeree risotto was originally published in "Feast" but Nigella has very kindly shared it on her website here
Orzo Risotto

Orzo Risotto

This recipe is based on the Nigella Lawson recipe in her Nigellissima book (featured on the TV series)
Pancetta and pea risotto

Pancetta and pea risotto

I saw this recipe on the newly slim Nigellas cookery programme Nigellisima. It cooks much quicker than a normal risotto as orzo pasta is used instead of risotto rice
Speedy orzo chicken and pesto salad

Speedy orzo chicken and pesto salad

I reasoned that if you can make something, that quickly, that would satisfy the less than tiny appetite that I'm sure Nigella would be the first to admit she has, then it was worth a try
Annabel Karmel's Pork Stir-fry with Sugar Snap Peas

Annabel Karmel's Pork Stir-fry with Sugar Snap Peas

Moving on to Light meals, snacks and lunchboxes, there are some classics like Welsh Rarebit and Chicken pasta salad, but also some standouts like 'My Favourite chicken and potato salad' which I plan to make at the weekend
Second Helpings from Nigellissima

Second Helpings from Nigellissima

I was so happy last month when a friend who was going to one of Nigella's book signings offered to get a signed one for me
Rachael's Recipes - Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Rachael's Recipes - Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

My sister and I made these together and served them with lamb steaks and Nigella's rapid roastini. I love a mushroom risotto and mushrooms with pasta especially, but a nice big stuffed portobello mushroom makes a really nice side dish for a great variety of meals
Sort of summery meatballs - or how a slow cooker saved my life

Sort of summery meatballs - or how a slow cooker saved my life

They took a bit of chopping up because they are kind of 'hollow', so when you slice you get a little green circle, and it needs to be quite small to go in the meatballs, but I treated them a little like herbs and used a mezza luna (one of those semi circular knives with a handles at each end that Nigella uses)
Giada at Home

Giada at Home

Cheese Stuffed Dates with ProcuittoI’m a big fan of Giada, she is up there in kitchen stars category with Nigella for me
Meal Planning Monday - Vampires, 10k and Afternoon Tea

Meal Planning Monday - Vampires, 10k and Afternoon Tea

 A second batch of pinwheels made to accompany Nigella Orzo PastaRisotto. Clearly pasta doesn't make you fasta as my race time was well short of a PB but I am still carrying a whiplash injury from a car crash last year