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

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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vailasandison's picture
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This was a very tasty and easy risotto. I added chicken also which worked well, I used the juice of the lemon to marinate it so it fitted in well with the dish. Very chuffed and some very happy lads in my house.

provene's picture
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Maybe we have hearty appetites in this family, but if one of the four of us hadn't been suffering from a bad throat this would not have fed all of us. I will make again as it's so easy, but will add 100g of rice and more stock as it felt 'sticky' when eating. I used garlic and herb soft cheese which added to it, but overall I think I prefer the bacon and tomato rissotto which is oven baked on this site.

michelledene's picture
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This was really great. I added less soft cheese at the end as I didn't think it needed it and I didn't use lemon as I didn't have one. But still a really tasty dish. Will definitely make again.

wescunry's picture
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Absolutely top stuff, it vanished. Used mascarpone and lemon zest/juice. Wonderful.

kategoudy's picture
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Wow, this is definitely a midweek winner! Quick and easy to prepare and it turned out perfect. I was worried the rice would stick to the bottom of the pan but it was fine. I used pancetta instead of bacon and I didn't have any soft cheese so used soured cream which worked fine. Amazing!

kathmedwards's picture
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Great meal, very very tasty and very easy! I added lemon juice rather than lemon zest, and we felt it lifted the dish. Also used creme fraiche rather than soft cheese.

sheelagh's picture
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As above made this last week everyone loved it will become a weekly meal for us now

drfabio's picture
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We had this last week and it was so delicious that we're having it again tonight! It was really simple and so, so yummy that my husband had to persuade me not to eat all the leftovers then and there!

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