Spanish salsa risotto cakes

This recipe uses the tasty Diamond Supergrain Risotto mix to make tasty and healthy risotto cakes.

Serves: 3

Ingredients

Risotto cakes:

1 pack Diamond Supergrain risotto – Spanish salsa

2 cups hot water

100g Spanish chorizo cooked/smoked sausage, diced

1 egg, whisked

100g feta cheese, crumbled

⅓ cup sun dried tomatoes, diced

⅓ cup Superb Herb parsley, roughly chopped

1 cup plain flour

1 box Diamond coat ‘n cook original

Olivado natural avocado cooking oil

 

Spanish salsa:

1 cup tomatoes, chopped

⅓ cup olives, chopped (pits removed)

¼ cup Superb Herb parsley, chopped

2 tsp DYC white wine vinegar

1 garlic clove, crushed

Drizzle of oil

Salt, to taste

 

Serve with:

A green salad (optional)

Lemon wedges

Method

 

  1. Prepare the Diamond supergrain risotto: Add 1 ½ tablespoons of oil to a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the sachet mix and fry for 1 minute, until lightly browned. Add 2 cups of hot water and stir well. Cover with a lid, turn heat down to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring to prevent sticking to the bottom. Remove the lid and cook for a further 5 minutes or until grains are tender and all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, make the salsa: combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt and vinegar to taste.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  4. To make the risotto cakes: add supergrain risotto to a large bowl. Add chorizo, eggs, feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, parsley and flour and mix well to combine. Place bowl in the fridge for 25 minutes, to firm up the mixture.
  5. Wet hands and shape the prepared risotto mix into cakes. Add Diamond coat ‘n cook to another bowl, add risotto cakes and cover well. Place prepared risotto cakes on the tray and drizzle with oil. 
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden and crispy.
  7. Serve risotto cakes warm with Spanish salsa, a green salad and lemon wedges. Yum!