There’s a popular misconception that risottos are tricky to make, but that’s just not true. It isn’t a ‘quick dish’ but I find cooking risotto almost therapeutic as it’s such a leisurely process. The trick is to add the stock gradually so the rice doesn’t turn into mush. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I do. Ingredients Serves 4 3 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly 300g risotto rice (we used arborio) 1 small glass white wine (optional) 1½ litres fish stock, boiling A bunch of spring onion, thinly sliced 1 red chilli, deseeded, half sliced and half finely chopped 400g tiger prawn prawns, de-shelled Juice of 1 lemon Salt & pepper to season Method Heat the olive oil in a large pan on a medium heat, add the garlic and cook until soft. Add the risotto rice and fry for 2 minutes. Add the white wine, stirring it into the rice until all the liquid is absorbed. Now start adding your stock very gradually, one ladle at a time. Stir until all the liquid is absorbed into the rice before adding your next ladle. Stir regularly and slowly until all the stock is absorbed – it should take about 10 – 15 minutes. About 5 minutes before the risotto is ready, add the spring onions and chilli, stir for a couple of minutes and then add your prawns. Cook until the prawns are pink and the rice is al dente! Serve with a squeeze of lemon and season with salt and pepper. Buy my bestselling book in paperback or audio My debut book is my guide to surviving and thriving at work and at home and offers insight into how to create a digital business or return to work with confidence. Mumboss: The Honest Mum's Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home (UK 2nd Edition) Available on Amazon or Audible The Working Mom: Your Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work and at Home (US/Canada Edition) Available September 8th 2020. Order now on Amazon Like what you've read? Then why not follow Vicki on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram Never Miss A Post! Subscribe to HonestMum for my weekly email newsletter where I share my new blog posts, blogging tips, event invitations, competitions and news about my new book. I never share your personal data with third parties.