Bacon & mushroom risotto

Bacon & mushroom risotto

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


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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  • 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



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


  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 (42)

nanacath's picture

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

krypton's picture

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

krypton's picture

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

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

livvykins21's picture

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

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

So tasty! Good honest comfort food.

getmightymoused's picture

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

chanelu's picture

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

Really tasty and easy for the not so talented cook!

katemarshall's picture

Delicious and quick!

claire_80's picture

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

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

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

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

A tasty basic risotto. I added some frozen peas.

silmarillion's picture

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


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