Ham, Mushroom and Bean Risotto


Serves 4 - 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes


1 tbsp olive oil
1 3/4 cups Arborio (short grained risotto) rice
1 x 340g can Plumrose Premium leg ham, diced
100g flat or Swiss brown mushrooms, diced
6 cups (1.5L) chicken or vegetable stock
20 green beans, trimmed and sliced
cracked black pepper
50g grated Parmesan cheese


Pan fry

Heat olive oil in a large frypan, and panfry the rice, Plumrose Premium leg ham and mushrooms until lightly browned all over. Reduce heat to medium, and add stock gradually, about a cup at a time until absorbed, stirring every 4 –5 minutes.  With the last cup of stock, add in the beans, and when all the liquid is nearly absorbed, remove from the heat and season with cracked pepper and Parmesan. Garnish with fresh sage or parsley leaves.

Note: If the liquid is boiling too rapidly, you will need to reduce the heat, or add slightly more liquid.

Wine / Beer Match

Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris