5:2 Diet day Risotto with Peas - 200 calories

5:2 Diet day Risotto with Peas – 200 calories

5:2 Diet day Risotto with Peas - 200 calories
5:2 Diet day Risotto with Peas – 200 calories

It’s been a long time between drinks as they say. I haven’t posted a recipe on here for a few months. I’m still cooking most days of the week, and I’ll often take a photo of a recipe in the preparation stage, but when it comes to getting a few good shots of the finished product, I’ve just not done it. You wouldn’t believe how many draft recipes I have sitting in the wings all because the photo’s are crap.

Anyway, tomorrow (Monday) marks a return to the 5:2 diet after a 3 week hiatus over Xmas and New Years. I went shopping yesterday and have bought a plethora or vegetables, cabbage, leeks, broccoli, Red and Green peppers, COS lettuce, celery and a bag of fresh Peas.

The Peas were organic and not so cheap, so I need to use them for sure. How about Leek, Peas and Bacon? Sounds great, but the Bacon adds so many calories I’ll have to give it a miss. I could make a soup, but not for the first feed back on the diet.  Risotto keeps coming up in Google searches and I could only dismiss it so many times before I got out the Calorie calculator and investigated if I could make it fit.

5:2 Diet day Risotto with Peas - 200 calories
5:2 Diet day Risotto with Peas – 200 calories

To be fair, you can make any recipe fit a calorie count simply by scaling the ingredients, but you are only cheating yourself. You need bulk (and flavour) to be able to maintain this cruel diet. This recipe delivers 200 grams of food per person, not much, and yes you will still be hungry after eating this, but that unfortunately is the name of the game in the “Fast Diet”, the Fast refers to Fasting as in not eating, not Fast as in Quick.

So, this time I didn’t take any photos of the prep, and didn’t even take any photos of the finished product until the following morning when I was dividing it between 2 bowls (for lunch). So don’t get too excited about the photos, they’re pretty lame. The problem is this was so tasty I need to get it out there. Did I mention this is also Vegan?

5:2 Diet day Risotto with Peas – 200 calories

Ingredients

90 grams uncooked Arborio Rice

100 grams fresh (or Frozen) Peas

1 Spring Onion (scallion) finely sliced

250 mls Vegetable stock

Salt and pepper to taste

Additional water (approx 250 mls)

Method

Add the rice to a dry saucepan stirring for 1 minute to toast.

Add 1 cup of vegetable stock stir until absorbed

Continue adding stock, and then water until the rice is almost cooked.

Add the peas and cook for a further 5 minutes (or until the peas are cooked to your liking)

finish with the chopped fresh spring onion.

5:2 Diet day Risotto with Peas - 200 calories
5:2 Diet day Risotto with Peas – 200 calories – LUNCH
5:2 Diet day Risotto with Peas - 200 calories
Serves 2
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211 calories
45 g
0 g
0 g
6 g
0 g
353 g
635 g
4 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
353g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211
Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 635mg
26%
Total Carbohydrates 45g
15%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
27%
Vitamin C
17%
Calcium
3%
Iron
7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 90 grams uncooked Arborio Rice
  2. 100 grams fresh (or Frozen) Peas
  3. 1 Spring Onion (scallion) finely sliced
  4. 250 mls Vegetable stock
  5. Salt and pepper to taste
  6. Additional water (approx 250 mls)
Instructions
  1. Add the rice to a dry saucepan stirring for 1 minute to toast.
  2. Add 1 cup of vegetable stock stir until absorbed
  3. Continue adding stock, and then water until the rice is almost cooked.
  4. Add the peas and cook for a further 5 minutes (or until the peas are cooked to your liking)
  5. finish with the chopped fresh spring onion.
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calories
211
fat
0g
protein
6g
carbs
45g
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