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

charli33's picture
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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
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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
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Made this a couple of times for my two young daughters and they love it, as do I.

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

kate_lucky13's picture
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Delicious! I've cooked this a few times now and it always goes down well. So easy to cook and so tasty!

mini_cook's picture
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Delicous, I made this for my mum when she was out running and she was thrilled to come home and see this on the table, it is easy and very tasty! However, when the rice was cooking I kept adding more water and more stock because there was not enough as the rice had absorbed it and it had evaporated.

esowerby's picture
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Simple, quick and delicious...

cjeajj's picture
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I did 1/3 recipe quantities for everything except the bacon for which used up a cheap pack of 12 rashers -not surprisingly it was rather salty! Still very palatable though.

helsbells300's picture
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I didn't have risotto rice so had to use ordinary rice which perhaps didn't work quite as well as it should. However, it was still tasty and really quick and cheap to make. Not one for a dinner party but a good budget busting mid-week meal.

katrina73's picture

made this for my boys and they loved it x

jules1997's picture
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Really tasty and simple, I added some basil to give extra flavour but a great dish :)

sparklyshoes's picture
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I have never made risotto before, thinking it was difficult and time consuming, but this was SO simple and delicious.... it has became a favourite meal in our house and I am adding more ingredients every time.

ljlazonby's picture
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Delicious. I used shelled broad beans instead of peas as I have a glut of broad beans at the moment. It was a little salty but this may have been the bacon I used which I must admit wasn't the best bacon you can buy.

sassca's picture
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Really enjoyed this. First time I'd ever cooked risotto! Used mushrooms as well and it was just lovely. I followed the recipe exactly, except for not adding any extra salt, the bacon and stock combination is salty enough.

Me and the OH really enjoyed it, and it's not often we both really like a dish! This recipe will become a keeper.

chinnymummy's picture
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Delicious! And so easy to make! I'll definitely be adding this one to my repertoire!

cookiegalore's picture
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Made this loads of times. It is simple, cheap and delicious.

jomalla's picture
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You can't go wrong this this recipe.

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