Bacon & mushroom risotto

Bacon & mushroom risotto

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A one-pan family favourite of Italian rice that's quick to prepare and low calorie too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
452
protein
21g
carbs
62g
fat
13g
saturates
4g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
1.9g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 1l hot chicken stock
  • grated parmesan, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and cook the onion and bacon for 5 mins to soften. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 5 mins until they start to release their juices. Stir in the rice and cook until all the juices have been absorbed.
  2. Add the stock, a ladleful at a time, stirring well and waiting for most of the stock to be absorbed before adding the next ladleful – it will take about 20 mins for all the stock to be added. Once the rice is cooked, season and serve with the grated Parmesan.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2012

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DrewR_Uk's picture

Great recipe . I added a clove a garlic and a generous amount of dried rosemary and Thyme to the mushrooms to give the recipe that extra little something

nattybear13's picture

Has anybody tried adding coconut milk to this ?

michelleb1310's picture

I have just made and eaten this today for lunch with family and friends. It is lovely but I have to agree with a previous reviewers comment (julesthenorweegie) it is lacking something, but I can't quite put my finger on what it is.

lucycorbishley's picture

Really nice recipe - but have a tip, if you use paella rice, you don't need to constantly stir the pan. Add a full 500ml, stir and let the pan cook for about 10 mins, add half the remaining stock 10 mins later and stir occasionally. I also added a bulb of crushed garlic. Yummy!

julesthenorweegie's picture
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Very lovely and filling dish. I made it for two and halved the amount of rice, except I used pearl barley instead. Really tasty, but I wish it had just a little something extra to it!

devonsue's picture

Slinds

When making risotto you need to be stirring it all the time. It's not like cooking with long grain rice where you leave it alone, risotto rice needs constant stirring and that way you won't get it sticking to the bottom of your pan.
I like the idea of adding peas.

valcross's picture
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Simple but very tasty recipe. Made no changes apart from seasoning and herbs.
Enjoyed by all!

sabjack's picture

First time I have done a Risotto and it tasted fab,will do risotto a lot more from now on.

claregregory's picture
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Yum! I replaced some of the stock with a glass of red wine as well which was even better!!

alisonsarah's picture
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Absolutely delicious, quick and so simple. I used smoked bacon because I love the flavour and it worked really well. Very tasty and filling, will definitely be cooking this lovely meal again!

gertrude83's picture
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Just ok

nanacath's picture
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Very tasty!! Added broccoli to give more colour. Delicious. Definitely make it again!!

nanacath's picture
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Really tasty!! Very easy to make. A winner for me. Added some baby broccoli as well to give more colour. delicious!

krypton's picture
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i tihnk it's is bad, have a pizza it's much better!

krypton's picture
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i tihnk it's is bad, have a pizza it's much better!

slinds's picture

just tried this as a risotto virgin and it was easy and delicious. took the advice of some other commenters and added peas at the end. the only problem I had was a layer of risotto stuck to the bottom of the pan - any tips for avoiding that next time?

ardanells's picture
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Such a easy dish to make and so much flavour. Me and my partner loved it !!

livvykins21's picture
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Easy to make and very tasty. I always have to have a chilli kick so tiny amount of sweet chilli sauce made it omelette for me.

livvykins21's picture
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Easy to make and very tasty. I always have to have a chilli kick so tiny amount of sweet chilli sauce made it omelette for me.

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