pea and watercress risotto

i’m trying to empty my freezer at the moment and bags of frozen peas, broad beans and edamame beans are among the final things which need using up (a giant pack of squid, some pheasant breasts and chicken giblets are the other bits – let me know if you have any favourite recipes using these which i should try).

the peas went into this risotto, half of which were blitzed to make a puree and the rest were added whole. nothing special about that but the packet of watercress which i finely chopped and stirred in at the end, with a handful of grated parmesan made all the difference. the sweetness of the peas and the peppery watercress worked perfectly together. i shouldn’t have been surprised as it’s not that different from the pea and rocket soup which i make and love.