Bacon & mushroom risotto

Bacon & mushroom risotto

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(39 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A one-pan family favourite of Italian rice that's quick to prepare and low calorie too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal452
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.9g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 250g chestnut mushroom, sliced
  • 300g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

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

  • 1l hot chicken stock
  • grated Parmesan, to serve
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

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.

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Comments (43)

nanacath's picture
5

Very tasty!! Added broccoli to give more colour. Delicious. Definitely make it again!!

nanacath's picture
5

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

krypton's picture
1

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
5

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

livvykins21's picture
5

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
5

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
5

So tasty! Good honest comfort food.

getmightymoused's picture
5

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

chanelu's picture
5

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
5

Really tasty and easy for the not so talented cook!

katemarshall's picture
5

Delicious and quick!

claire_80's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
4

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
4

A tasty basic risotto. I added some frozen peas.

silmarillion's picture
4

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

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