INGREDIENTS – serves 4

300g risotto rice (I use Arborio)
500ml stock (I used vegetable)
8 cloves garlic
3 sprigs of thyme
1/2 chilli
1/2 red onion
1 tbsp. of olive oil
grated cheese to taste

1. Preheat your oven to 180oc
2. Cut the tops of your garlic, slice your chilli and remove the leaves from your thyme before putting them all in greaseproof paper with the olive oil
3. Bake for 30mins then remove from the oven and allow to cool
4. Dice your red onion and prepare your stock as required
5. Once cooled, squeeze the garlic cloves into the pan and empty the chilli, thyme and oil in. This will be used to sauté the onion for 3-4mins
6. Add the rice to the pan and make sure the grains are fully coated in the oil
7. Add a third of the stock and stir continuously until it has been soaked up
8. Add the second and third portion of stock in the same manner
9. Once the rice has a creamy consistency and is gloopy not claggy*, stir in some grated cheese if you require and add salt and pepper to taste

Enjoy x

*I like my rice to have a little bite so add more stock if you prefer yours more well done : )

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Hi! I'm Bea, I am a food teacher at a secondary school. I live just outside Manchester and all its foodie offerings. This is my blog Bea's Bites Online, I'll be posting all about food and drink with an added smattering of travel. I am lucky enough to have grown up with a variety of influences, my mum is from Zimbabwe, my dad is from Ghana and I grew up in a village in the North West, so food has always been a blend and balance of cultures for me. From being little, food has played a large part in our family, whether it be for celebrations, commiserations or comfort. I began helping out in the kitchen from a young age and was fortunate enough to be given the reigns on occasion from the age of 11. I love being in the kitchen and having the opportunity to create something to make others smile. Whether it be an autumnal main or a gooey dessert :) I am a total believer in happy eating. Food should put a smile on your face no whether it's a weekday, after work dinner or a special occasion. I love following recipes and do think it is sometimes a necessity but I also think that food should be personal and geared towards what you like and I hope this comes across in my blog. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, let me know if you stop by, it will definitely put a smile on my face! Please don't hesitate to get in touch, my email is: If you have any posts you'd like to see then please feel free to email me and I'll do my best : ) Bea x

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