Campbell’s Condensed Soup has a competition to invent a delicious recipe using the store cupboard essentials below:
- Kidney beans
And one of the Campbells Condensed soup range (Cream of Tomato, Cream of Mushroom, Cream of Chicken, Cream of Celery, Vegetable, Low Fat Chicken or Low Fat Mushroom).
I do like inventing recipes, mostly because I’m rubbish at following instructions, so I thought I’d invent a nice risotto recipe using the ingredients below:
Ingredients (serves two or three):
Campbells condensed Cream of Mushroom soup (diluted in a jug with boiling water)
Frozen Sweetcorn (handful)
Frozen peppers (handful)
1 tin of tuna
Half an onion (I had red in the fridge so I used that)
Loads of garlic (as much as you’d like)
Coconut oil (it’s better for you than frying in regular oil. Google it)
Gouda (grated, a small handful each)
Risotto rice (half a cup)
Paprika (a few dashes for taste & colour)
I also added some fresh chopped coriander at the last minute.
Fry the onions and paprika in a dollop of coconut oil.
When they are looking a bit translucent, add the sweetcorn and peppers until they melt and then add the tuna, then bit by bit add the condensed soup and water. Well, I started off adding it bit by bit then just chucked the rest in because I got bored. When this is all bubbling nicely, bang the garlic in. Some people like to fry the garlic at the beginning but I think you get a better flavour if you add it near the end. I like garlic lots. This is why I have no friends. But no vampires will ever get me either. It’s a small price to pay.
Keep stirring it. This is the part I don’t like because I am easily distracted and can’t stand still. You can always watch something on your phones iplayer or something to pass the time. After an indeterminate period of time you will notice it is less watery and more gloopy. You may also notice, in a panic, that the rice is still a bit hard. Don’t panic, just find something to cover it with to trap the steam, switch the ring off and go and watch something on cbeebies for ten minutes or so and when you come back it will be perfect (phew!).
Sprinkle some chopped coriander on and pop your cheese on top, which will melt nicely by the time you have rounded your child up and got him to sit at the table.
Genius! I was actually nicely surprised by this, though the Cub refused his. (grrrrr. He has been poorly though).