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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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

ellington's picture

In 'Easy Risotto' the recipe asks for '1l hot vegetable stock'.
How much is 1l please?

sara-jo's picture

Made this the other night, we loved it :-)
Really easy to make and tastes delicious!
Will def make again!!!

rachelefinn's picture

Added leeks and it was fabulous. Perfectly quick and simple for a Friday supper before wine time commences!

amandajtw's picture
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Love this - if you can't be bothered to get your scales out to weigh the rice it comes uyp to just over 1/2 pint or 12floz on my measuring jug

vicki_mh's picture
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This was fine for what it was - the texture was good and was just like any other ristotto that I've cooked. The flavour was relatively boring though. Good enough for a quick midweek meal but probably won't make again for a while.

sunny0706's picture

Tried this today as I have never made risotto before and it was lovely - really tasty and very, very easy to make!

oliviajee17's picture
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This was fantastic, and so simple to make! Everybody absolutely loved it and there was no leftovers whatsoever! One minor thing that I found was that I didn't need to add salt as the recipe said, because it already tasted quite salty but that could just be me - I advise you take a small spoonful to taste before adding the peas and seasoning. Other than that small detail, it was a great simple recipe!

mindymoo62's picture
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I have made this a few times now, for me and my Fiance, but also for his two daughters 12 and 8. They all loved it. I add homemade chicken stock to mine, chopped parsley and some leftover cooked chicken ( add near the end of cooking so it doesn't go stringy).
This is a great recipe when you havn't got much in the fridge and can raid the store cupboard. Will be a regular in our house, so quick and delicious and looks great sprinkled with a bit of fresh parsley. yummy.

cocovanilla's picture
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This must be one of my favorite recipes as it's so easy to make and it's supercreamy and tasty!

sheller's picture
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really easy now a firm family favourite which my partner can even make !!!

suebgoodfood's picture

Just as delicious with basmati rice if you don't have any risotto rice

whoopie's picture
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Forget to rate it

whoopie's picture
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This is a jolly good risotto very tasty

wonderwoman19740's picture

Ideal reciepe with fresh tiger bread .....Quick , easy ,simple and tasty..perfect after being at work all day.

macskitchen's picture
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This was met with all round approval, will definitely do again

lucyphenix's picture

Id never made risotto before as i thought id mess it up, but this was very easy as i didnt have to keep adding the water, it just went in all in one go.
I used smoked bacon to add a little more flavor.
It was very nice and easy to make, and had all my housemates hanging their noses over it whilst i was eating. shall definatly make more for everyone next time :)

eatingforpleasure's picture
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This is a real comfort food recipe. I used my homemade chicken stock and used leeks instead of onion. Both the veg stock recipe and chicken stock recipe are equally yummy. Give it a go.

amzyangel92's picture
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Brilliant! A quick and easy favourite!

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