This creamy risotto with peas, smoked ham and parmesan cheese is a true Italian classic and it's the perfect dish to serve for a smart dinner with friends or a loved one. It is a quick and easy recipe that requires few ingredients. It's essential that you used the arborio rice, which is a short grain rice specific for risotto dishes.
The secret to this recipe is all about the timing, adding the stock gradually to cook the rice to perfection. Taste the rice near the end of the cooking time to ensure that the grains are tender but firm to bite. The risotto has to be really creamy, so ensure you have stirred in plenty of parmesan before serving.