Jo's Kitchen's Oven-Baked Chorizo, Red Wine and Pea Risotto


This is a really simple and easy dish that once is underway can be put in the oven so you can put your feet up and rest after a busy day at work or looking after the children. The chorizo and the red wine give it a great depth of flavour and the parsley provides a freshness at the end.

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C 

2. In a large ovenproof pan with a lid, put in the olive oil and allow to warm up on the hob. Add in the chorizo and fry until it releases its oil.

3. Add in the onions and the garlic and fry until softened. Add in the rice and stir.

4. Pour in the red wine and allow to cook until the alcohol has burnt off and you are just left with the flavour of the red wine. (usually 1 -2 minutes)

5. Pour in the chicken stock, give everything a good stir and cook in the oven for about 20 minutes until the stock has been absorbed and the rice is creamy. Give it a stir every 5-10 minutes to make sure it does not stick to the bottom and add more chicken stock if needed.

6. Once the risotto is cooked, (the rice should be cooked through but should still have a little bite to it in the middle of the grain), test for seasoning then add in the frozen peas, butter, parmesan and parsley. Give it a good stir and leave it to rest for a couple of minutes with the lid on, off the heat.

7. Serve in a big bowl with the rest of the bottle of wine, put your feet up and enjoy!


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Serves: 2

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 200g chorizo, diced

  • 1 large onion (red or white), peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and finely chopped

  • 200g risotto rice

  • 50ml good quality red wine

  • 500ml chicken stock, plus extra on standby just in case

  • 50g frozen peas

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 25g parmesan

  • 25g butter

  • Large bunch of parsley, stalks removed and finely chopped