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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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.

pomelorose's picture
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So tasty! Good honest comfort food.

getmightymoused's picture
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Absolutely delicious, loved by whole family. As it was quite rich I served with broccoli and kale. And very easy!

chanelu's picture
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Very easy recipe and lovely, comforting flavours. I stir in some rocket at the very end, as well. It's a great thing to knock up quickly on a cold day!

niamhlin's picture
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Really tasty and easy for the not so talented cook!

katemarshall's picture
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Delicious and quick!

claire_80's picture
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This is the first time I have made risotto it is very easy to make and delicious. Rocket leaves on the top makes the dish look really good and works well. I also love the fact that this is low calorie.

jayeloves's picture

Loved this! Served it up with a rocket and baby leaf salad dressed with lemon juice and olive oil and some homemade crusty ciabatta garlic bread...heaven!

gubrathian's picture
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I twigged. It's 1 litre (doh). Tried this last night and it's brilliant. Saved a bit for my lunch and am eating it as I typw. This has definitely joined my repertoire!

gubrathian's picture
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I'll be trying this. Just one thing. How much chicken stock is one meant to use? The recipe doesn't make it clear, it just say 1/ chicken stock. Don't know what that means.

bangthedoldrums's picture
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It was simple and tasty :) I added more bacon than the recipe says so that my Dad and Brother wouldn't complain (they're scared I'm trying to make them vegetarian). Probably would add frozen peas if I do it again like Julie said.

juliebahrain's picture
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A tasty basic risotto. I added some frozen peas.

silmarillion's picture
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I added some mixed herbs for a bit more flavour - nice and simple with some crusty bread.

katvic's picture

yummy will do again very filling
I also added couple of tablespoons of creme frache at the end and it was even better

sassy1983's picture
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Nice simple recipe, very tasty.

engrenages's picture
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Simple and very tasty. Nice with French bread.

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