Oven-baked leek & bacon risotto

Oven-baked leek & bacon risotto

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A one-pot risotto you don't need to stand over for half an hour? Got to be a midweek winner

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
424
protein
22g
carbs
55g
fat
14g
saturates
5g
fibre
5g
sugar
3g
salt
2.34g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 rashers smoked back bacon, roughly chopped
  • 2 leeks, halved lengthways and finely sliced
  • 250g risotto rice
  • 700ml hot chicken or vegetable stock
  • 175g frozen peas
  • 3 tbsp soft cheese
  • zest 1 lemon

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Tip the oil into an ovenproof casserole dish. Add bacon and fry for 2 mins. Add the leeks and cook until soft, but not coloured, for about 4-5 mins. Tip in rice and cook for 1 min more. Pour over stock. Cover and place in the oven for 20 mins, stirring halfway.
  2. When rice is just tender and all liquid is absorbed, remove from oven and stir in peas. Place back in oven for 2 mins more. Remove and stir in cheese. Add zest and season.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2011

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ltkimber's picture

One of my go to's. Great for dinner parties and is always a favourite.

heffyd's picture
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Great, easy recipe. Fried the bacon off completely before adding and used Boursin instead of plain soft cheese. Really tasty.

erinmorrison95's picture
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Love this risotto recipe, i usually add onion, mushroom and garlic into it too and it is amazing, the cream cheese gives the classic risotto texture without all of the complicated steps and ingredients!

bubli's picture
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This has became our regular mid-week meal, not only because it is a nice combo of tastes (esp. lemon zest rounds the meal off nicely), but also because it is almost stress-free cooking. Not much dirty dishes and oven does most of the work. It takes some 30 mins to cook in my oven though, after 20 the rice is still rather crunchy.

lucy1038's picture
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Great easy receipe! I have made it many times and it always works perfectly. I never add the soft cheese (as it doesn't need it) and I don't add lemon. I add garlic and fresh basil instead. I nearly always add some chopped red or yellow peppers, and if you stir in some chopped sugar snap peas at the same time as the frozen peas it's delicious. I have also swapped the bacon out for chicken breast and/or chorizo which also works brilliantly. A very flexible and easy recipe.

marymod's picture

Also works beautifully if cooked in a pan on the hob - 20 minutes, then put in the peas and turn off the heat. 2 minutes later it's done and saves you having to put the oven on.

13badgers's picture
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Love risotto, but don't really like the standing stirring part.

This was so easy and really tasty - will definitely become a family favourite!! I will also use this recipe and adapt it to use up anything I can find in the fridge!

juliamiller's picture
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Have made this risotto loads of times and never fails to please. It is so easy and quick, a perfect evening meal.

vixg66's picture
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First time I've made risotto and this recipe was so easy. I cooked it for about 30 minutes and added some crumbled black pudding that I needed to use up, but followed the rest of the recipe as stated. Lovely.

ProvincialMummy's picture

This is an absolute midweek lifesaver and a joy to eat too. Firmly in our rotation of 'weekly' meals being so simple and easily adaptable to other ingredients.

poldweia's picture

This was absolutely delicious, and dead easy. I'll definitely make it again.

jcrawley's picture
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This was very tasty and cooked in the time quoted. If I was making it again I would probably leave out the soft cheese and maybe just grate some parmesan into it.

gemma391's picture
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Made a few times and every time it tastes fab! So easy and with cheap ingredients it's a definite winner!!

Douglas Foodie's picture

Really tasty and so easy!! It's real comfort food!!

minibear's picture

Very tasty. I would highly recommend replacing approx. 250ml of stock with white wine. I also added a chopped clove of garlic, 2 chicken breasts and only added 2tbsp of cream cheese replacing the 3rd with grated Parmesan and extra for serving. A really simple, effective recipe.

hanny16's picture

Made this according to the recipe (for once!) and it came out perfect. Really simple and tasty

Em fenlon's picture

This was so easy and really tasty! I made it for my boyfriend, who isn't the biggest fan of leeks or peas, and he really liked it! I made it with cheapy plain white rice, and it worked perfectly. I also used the juice of half a lemon instead of the zest, and the flavour carried really well through the dish. Will definitely be making this again!

catstringer's picture

I was apprehensive to bake the risotto but it turned out great! It definitely took more like 35-40 minutes in the oven but I did add courgette and green pepper instead of the leeks. The cream cheese gave it that lovely oozy texture without adding too many extra calories!

traceyrennie's picture
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I made this and added some cooked sliced chicken breasts at the end. It served 3 big appetites and was easy, tasty and very much appreciated. My husband thought I had taken ages to make it. Result.

yousef's picture
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I had a day off work and promised my Girlfriend I would cook, about an hour before she came home I hadnt started anything. I found this recipe online looking for quick one pot recipes and cooked it for her. It was the first time I had attempted a Risotto and it turned out perfectly. I followed the recipe completely and I added some frozen prawns at the same time as the bacon. She said it was the best thing I had ever cooked. We will be having this again very soon.

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