Easy risotto with bacon & peas

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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Ready in 40-50 minutes

Easy

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

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal396
  • fat11g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.88g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 300g risotto rice

    Risotto rice

    To create an authentic creamy Italian risotto, the use of specialist rice is imperative. It…

  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 100g frozen pea

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.

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Comments (200)

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
5

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
4

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

sheller's picture
4

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
5

Forget to rate it

whoopie's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

Brilliant! A quick and easy favourite!

charli33's picture
4

First time risotto maker and it was easy to do but perhaps next time will use smoked bacon for extra flavor but it was yum!!

missis's picture
5

I can't remember if I have rated this one before, but it's really very good, served for lunch with a green leaf salad. Guests asked for seconds. Very tasty and very easy.

theboyholty's picture
5

Made this a couple of times for my two young daughters and they love it, as do I.

sixfootaliw's picture
5

Absolutely love this one in our house! Uses basic store-cupboard ingredients to make a very tasty risotto. We mix in some grated parmesan just before taking it off the heat.

elleshaw's picture

This is quick, easy and tasty. Added a chili for a bit of heat. Delicious!

kate_lucky13's picture
5

Delicious! Have cooked it a few times now and never fails to please. So easy and so tasty!

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