Lamb Chops with Spinach & Pea Risotto
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Lamb Chops with Spinach & Pea Risotto

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<b>Prep:</b> 20 mins Prep: 20 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 25 mins Cook: 25 mins
Serves 4 Serves 4
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
Low Sodium Low Sodium
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  • 4 Quality Mark lamb loin chops
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4  cup flour
  • 1/2 cup fine dried breadcrumbs 
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Spinach and pea risotto

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 25g butter
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2  cups risotto rice  
  • 800ml -1 litre chicken stock, hot
  • 300g spinach leaves, wilted and chopped
  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • Lemon for squeezing
  • A few mint leaves, torn or shredded




Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a shallow roasting dish with baking paper. Beat the egg in a shallow bowl and season. Place the flour on one plate and the breadcrumbs on another. Place one chop in the flour, dusting off excess, then dip in the egg and finally the breadcrumbs, pressing them on so the chop is well coated. Place in the roasting dish. Repeat with remaining chops. Drizzle with the oil, cover dish with foil and place in the oven to cook for 25 minutes. Remove the foil, turn chops over and return to the oven for a further 5 minutes.

Spinach and pea risotto

While the chops are cooking, make the risotto. Heat the oil and butter in a heavy-based saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and cook over a low heat until they are soft but not coloured. Add the rice and stir until the rice is well coated with oil.

Add 1 cup of hot stock and stir. Allow risotto to cook and the stock to be almost completely absorbed by the rice before adding a further 1 cup of stock. Continue adding stock and stirring frequently until the rice is almost cooked, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Add the spinach and peas along with more stock and cook until the rice is tender and creamy, about 5 minutes.
To serve: Spoon risotto into shallow bowls and top with a lamb loin chop. Squeeze over some lemon juice and sprinkle with mint.

To serve

Spoon risotto into shallow bowls and top with a lamb loin chop. Squeeze over some lemon juice and sprinkle with mint.
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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 586g
Energy kJ (kcal) 2012 (480)
Protein (g) 24.3
Fat (g) 25.2
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 36.6
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 216
Iron (mg) 6.2
Zinc (mg) 3.5
Vitamin B12 (ug) 1.2
Vitamin D (ug) N/A
Selenium (ug) 7.0
  • If necessary, trim excess fat off loin chops before crumbing. 
  • We cooked lamb loin chops that were about 2.5cm thick.
  • Pour the stock into a small saucepan and keep hot on the cook top as you cook the risotto.

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 2 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
Thanks for the great feedback Jo :)
Posted by Beef + Lamb NZ 2016-07-25 08:03:54
Absolutely delicious and so easy. Will be cookimg this again.
Posted by Jo 2016-07-23 20:15:28




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