No Count Chicken, Mushroom and Pea Risotto

An easy-to-make tea – free on No Count!

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • an onion, finely chopped
  • 75g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 100g brown rice
  • 200ml hot chicken stock
  • 2 tsp mixed herbs
  • 25g Protein cheese, grated
  • 50g frozen peas



  1. Cook the rice separately for 30 minutes.
  2. Spray a deep frying pan/wok with Frylight and cook the onion and chicken for five minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Add the mushrooms and garlic, and cook for another 3 mins.
  4. Add the mixed herbs and pour in the stock, season well. Add the cooked rice and simmer for another 15 mins.
  5. Add the peas and stir through for another 2-3 mins until the peas are hot.
  6. Stir in the Protein cheese and serve.


Pictured here with a mixed salad.

18 thoughts on “No Count Chicken, Mushroom and Pea Risotto”

  1. Hi I would do this and sub vegan quorn pieces for the chicken, did you know you can get brown risotto rice 🍚? Get mine from Ocado xx

    1. Hi Marie, that would work really well! Yes, thanks, I do know about the brown risotto rice: I need to get my hands on some:-) Helen xxxxx

    1. Hi Ju Ju, protein cheese is a cheese that is high in protein and low in fat. It’s ideal in recipes like this because you can have so much more cheese for your points. It doesn’t taste as good as a lot of other cheeses if sliced for sandwiches but it’s great grated in recipes. Hope this helps! Helen xxx

    1. Morning Beverley, Protein cheese is not free on No Count but it’s very low in points (100g is 2 points). It tastes better when grated and put into food, but it’s a good substitute for the real thing. I buy mine from Tesco but I know it has been found in other supermarkets (not sure which though). Have a lovely Easter weekend. Helen xxx

      1. Hi Helen I use my protein cheese it’s great isn’t it . However when I put it in the ww site it comes up at 0 smart points ..admittedly I’ve only done 25g and if that amount is 0 smart point ,then surely it is the same on a no count day ?
        Best wishes Jan

        1. Hi Jan, thanks very much for bringing that to my attention. I’ve just double-checked using the app; it says up to 26g is 0 points, from 27g to 79g is 1 point and from 80g to 132g is 2 points. It should be the same whether on No Count or tracking (my App is set to No Count). Maybe the App’s playing up – I’ll check again tomorrow. Hope you have a fab rest of the week. Helen xxx

    1. Hi Debbie, unfortunately you cannot add pictures to the website. If you email me a copy of the pic, I’ll see what I can do. Helen xxx

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