Oven-baked risotto

Oven-baked risotto

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(278 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Cook this simple storecupboard risotto in the oven while you get on with something else – the result is still wonderfully creamy

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
517
protein
22g
carbs
63g
fat
20g
saturates
10g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
3.38g

Ingredients

  • 250g pack smoked bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 25g butter
  • 300g risotto rice
  • half a glass of white wine (optional)
  • 150g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 700ml hot chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 50g parmesan, grated

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Fry the bacon pieces in an ovenproof pan or casserole dish for 3-5 mins until golden and crisp. Stir in the onion and butter and cook for 3-4 mins until soft. Tip in the rice and mix well until coated. Pour over the wine if using and cook for 2 mins until absorbed.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes and the hot stock, then give the rice a quick stir. Cover with a tightly fitting lid and bake for 18 mins until just cooked. Stir through most of the Parmesan and serve sprinkled with the remainder.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2005

Ads by Google

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
ida1985's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

I use this over and over - but stir in boursin rather than parmesan, and often add mushrooms. Seriously easy recipe; far more relaxing to cook than traditional risotto. It's great!

beverleyv's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Loved it! Halved the quantities (though quartered the cheese) and added a handful of mushrooms and corn - plenty for the 2 of us.

webbs117's picture

well it turned out really tasty.my kids already had dinner but still managed a plateful!i did a lower fat version...instead of bacon i dried fried some ham.i added 1 leek,mushrooms,garlic.instead of cherry toms i added Sainsbury's TTD sun blush mediterranean toms in oil and oregano(which are lovely on their own with crusty bread!)1 tbsp tomato pure.i didn't add any cheese but when it came out of the oven i added half a cup of water just to loosen slightly.
served with crusty bread and what was left of the bottle of wine..:) :)
i'll def be making it again..

webbs117's picture

mmmmm.. i'm going to attempt to make this tonight with just a slight variation and will leave a comment after on how it all goes!!!!..have always wanted to make a risotto and like previous comments,it's either too time consuming with the adding of the stock or its just the unknown.i'm quite interested to see how the oven method goes...fingers crossed. :)

taradickinson's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Delicious and so easy, can just leave it in the oven. Served it with asparagus. My parents had seconds, so yummy!

maggyfaz's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Lovely dish! I swapped the tomatoes for leeks and added garlic, and it was delicious! One problem though was the chicken stock -I used the right amount of cubes to get 700ml of stock, but found it dominated the dish. Next time I'll make it a bit weaker - or try fresh stock. But I definitley will be making it again.

fmcroberts's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Lovely. Like many others I found it needed 30 mins in the oven but was worth the extra wait. I might use a pack of thinly sliced chorizo next time instead of the bacon.

debs3016's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Delicious! Needed longer in the oven as others suggested. Will be making again and again!

cocovanilla's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

So good and so easy, and PERFECT risotto after 18 minutes exactly as stated in recipe. wow!

laureana's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

this was A-mazing!!! i used chicken stock, and as i was serving with chicken only added peas, and roasted the cherry tomatoes with the chicken. soooooooooo easy!! never made risotto before, but my boyfriend and even my mum loved this!

ms51rg's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

We used cooking bacon so had even chunkier bits. Very nice and easy. But took alot longer (about 40 min).

janelow's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Cooked this for the first time tonight and it was a great success. Definatley needs 30 mins in the oven. Can't wait to try it again with some added extras such as peas or chicken. My husband and I ate the lot even though it said it would serve four! Oh well - diet can start next week!!

debs3016's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Delicious and so simple! I added frozen peas as suggested by another review. I left it in the oven for about half an hour and it was perfect. I would say this serves 3 adults.

geraniumtomcat's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This is one of our favourites! I tend to stir in a bag of baby spinach leaves at the end too. Above comments are right about the portion size - we scoff the lot between 2 adults and one child. Mind you, it is very morish...

tinydancer's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

i loved how easy this recipe was, I can't usually be bothered with the laborious stirring involved to make risotto so this was excellent, and I can see myself using this recipe as a base for different flavours.

hollenka99's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Dead easy and very tasty

dawniet's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Was delicious! Will be making again as it was quick and easy and very tasy.

ict_coord's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Great for all the family- delicious!

jonemarsh's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

This recipe is so simple to make but results in such a tasty dish enjoyed immensely by the whole family. I added one chopped up chicken breast and a handful of chopped mushrooms and the dish was so good. Highly recommended!!!

jonemarsh's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Excellent recipe, very easy to make and full of flavour. I added one chopped chicken breast and a few chopped mushrooms and the whole family absolutely adored it! Highly recommended.

Pages

Questions

Tips