Easy risotto with bacon & peas

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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Cooking time

Ready in 40-50 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Not for risotto purists - this simple recipe has just 5 ingredients and the stock is added all in one go

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
396
protein
14g
carbs
64g
fat
11g
saturates
4g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
1.88g

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 100g frozen peas

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Method

  1. Finely chop the onion. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a knob of butter in a pan, add the onions and fry until lightly browned (about 7 minutes). Add the bacon and fry for a further 5 minutes, until it starts to crisp.
  2. Add the rice and stock, and bring to the boil. Stir well, then reduce the heat and cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes until the rice is almost tender.
  3. Stir in the peas, add a little salt and pepper and cook for a further 3 minutes, until the peas are cooked. Serve sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan and freshly ground black pepper.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2003

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sarahrowe's picture
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Great. Simple. All the family loved it.

craiglchapman's picture

Very easy and very tasty!

morgsh's picture

Served with pan fried chicken

jmetcalfe's picture
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I had some left over veg from the night before that I added in, which made it even nicer! Such an easy recipe that I will definitely be using again!

sarahdawn10's picture
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Made this risotto tonight and .....taking on board the feedback added 3 cloves of garlic and parmesan - NO salt.

Cooked the bacon first to make sure crispy and added fresh parsley and extra parmesan - served with garlic bread.

Will def make again. 8/10

carolinesandford's picture
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Gorgeous, tasty, quick, easy and cheap, what more do u want for a mid week meal? Tried with mushrooms and garlic, yummy!

kadams79's picture
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So easy to make and absolutely delicious!

madamebadham's picture

This a brilliant easy recipe...I've made it loads with various different ingredients (basically what's in the house!) tonight's is chicken bacon mushroom leek and pepper! I also put slightly less stock in and add white wine and I always use a good quality stock cause I think it makes a big difference.

jswaby's picture

I'l have you know destroyer potato smileys are an acquired taste for most and you are just a wuss for not trying them. Sort out your attitude for goodness sake this is a family website!

bharnden's picture
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Lovely...this is now my hubbys favourite meal!!

07drumma's picture
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Tasted great! Was a first time cook and i managed not to burn the house down, so all is good! I added some grated cheese in to add a bit more flavor, it also made it slightly sticky which was nice. :)

extra_strong_mint's picture
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I forgot to say that I did add lots of garlic.

extra_strong_mint's picture
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This is a smashing recipe. It works. End of.

brehenyk's picture

This is so tasty and quick to make.I was always reluctant to cook risottos but after this one I am going to try a few more on this site.

twinnie15's picture
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Loved this... so simple to make and was really tasty. Will definitely be making this again! :)

conkerqueen's picture
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A definite winner.

ribee1's picture
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quick and tasty... will cook again for sure!

bulzee's picture
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I have not made risotto before without adding stock slowly and stirring constantly! The result with this recipe as really tasty! 5 stars!

sailorgirl700's picture

1l is one litre. Hope that helps

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