Courgette Risotto With Goat's Cheese and Prosciutto
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Courgette Risotto With Goat’s Cheese and Prosciutto

This courgette risotto with goat's cheese and prosciutto is the perfect combination of creamy and salty.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • 4 slices Proscuitto
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1.4 l Chicken Stock
  • 600 g Courgette chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic sliced
  • Large pinch Chilli Flakes
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 200 g Risotto Rice
  • 230 ml White Wine
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil chopped plus more for topping
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme chopped
  • 2 medium Tomatoes cored seeded and chopped
  • 70 g Goat's Cheese chopped
  • Handful grated Parmesan

Instructions

  • Heat the teaspoon of olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and then fry the prosciutto slowly until it has turned crispy. Remove from the pan and place on some kitchen towel to drain the excess fat. Once the prosciutto has cooled you can chop it ready to use for the finished dish.
  • In a large pot heat the rest of the olive oil over a medium high heat. Add the courgette and cook for 10 minutes until it has softened and browned slightly. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and cook for another minutes before adding the onion. Cook everything for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the rice and stir to coat. Then add the white wine and cook until nearly all the liquid is gone. Add the basil, thyme and a ladleful of stock. Wait for the stock to be absorbed and then add some more, continuing the process until all the stock has been used or until the rice is completely cooked. You may not need all the stock.
  • Once the risotto is finished remove it from the heat, stir in the goat's cheese and parmesan and serve topped with the prosciutto and extra chopped basil.