Leek & sage risotto with crisp bacon

Leek & sage risotto with crisp bacon

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 1
A quick risotto easily made into a vegetarian dish by leaving out the bacon and adding two or three large, grilled mushrooms

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal685
  • fat27g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs81g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre8g
  • protein27g
  • salt1.65g
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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…

  • 2 leeks, sliced
    Leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 4 sage leaves, shredded, or pinch dried
    Sage

    Sage

    sa-age

    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 85g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

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

  • small glass white wine
  • 200ml hot vegetable stock
  • 2-3 rashers streaky bacon
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan
    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 pan, add the leeks and sage and fry for 2 mins until the leeks are starting to soften. Stir in the rice and cook for 1 min, stirring. Add the wine and stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10-12 mins until the rice is tender.

  2. Meanwhile, grill the bacon until golden and crisp. Remove the rice from the heat, then stir in 2 tbsp of the Parmesan and freshly ground pepper. Spoon onto a plate, sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan and top with the bacon.

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Comments (25)

domesticlou's picture

Lovely, I too used pancetta & fried it with the leeks from the beginning. I tasted the dish before I added the sage & was amazed how much difference it made - it really seemed to lift everything.

georgeb74's picture

Unfortunately I didn't have any sage but it didn't seem to matter - it was still a really tasty, delicious meal!

hgriggs's picture

Really easy and very tasty. I used pancetta instead of bacon and grilled it until it was really crispy - a bit lighter than bacon. It went down well with my guests anyway !

jonleighton's picture
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This was pretty good and easy to make... I'm probably biased because I love leeks. Anyway, I didn't have any white wine so I used red - while this turned the rice quite an ugly purple colour it didn't adversely affect the flavour :) I also mixed the bacon in rather than having it on top.

amie87's picture
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This was a very easy recipe to make but full of flavour. The only thing I changed was to fry the bacon up with the rest of the ingredients instead of having it crispy on top!

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