Smoked Salmon and Lemon Risotto

This recipe for Smoked Salmon and Lemon Risotto is such a an easy and tasty recipe from the BBC Good Food website. I made it when my vegetarian son was home (he eats fish) for a weekend writing essays for uni. He loves a one fork supper and this must have got his seal of approval as he asked me for the recipe afterwards! Note my changes in italics.

Smoked Salmon and Lemon Risotto / CountryWives / ideas for older women

Smoked Salmon and Lemon Risotto

Ingredients: serves 4

1 onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
350g risotto rice, such as Arborio
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1½L boiling vegetable stock
170g pack smoked salmon, three-quarters chopped
85g mascarpone light (or Philadelphia Light )
3 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped (I used dill as I love the taste with smoked salmon)
grated lemon zest, plus squeeze of juice
handful rocket

How to prepare:

Fry the onion in the oil for 5 mins. Add the rice and garlic, then cook for 2 mins, stirring continuously. Pour in a third of the stock and set the timer to 20 mins (on the Aga simmer plate this only took me 15 mins so do watch in case it dries out). Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the stock has been absorbed, then add half the rest of the stock and carry on cooking, stirring a bit more frequently, until that has been absorbed.

Pour in the last of the stock, stir, then simmer until cooked and creamy. Take from the heat and add the chopped salmon, mascarpone, parsley and lemon zest. Grind in some black pepper, but don’t add salt as the salmon will be salty enough. Leave for 5 mins to settle, then taste and add a little lemon juice if you like. Serve topped with reserved salmon (roughly torn) and some rocket.