Leek & bacon risotto

Leek & bacon risotto

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A handful of ingredients and a quick and simple method - midweek cooking couldn't be easier

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
445
protein
17g
carbs
67g
fat
13g
saturates
5g
fibre
6g
sugar
7g
salt
1.81g

Ingredients

  • 1½ l chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 streaky smoked bacon rashers, cut into pieces
  • 3 large leeks, chopped
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 125ml white wine
  • 50g grated parmesan
  • 1 bunch chives, chopped

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Method

  1. Keep the stock hot in a saucepan. Heat the oil in another large pan and fry the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Stir in the leeks and soften for 5-7 mins. Add the rice and cook for 1 min. Pour in the wine and keep stirring until it is absorbed. Add the stock, one ladle at a time, stirring and waiting for the rice to absorb the liquid before adding more. Continue for about 20 mins until the rice is just cooked and the risotto has a creamy consistency. Season, then stir through the bacon along with most of the Parmesan and chives, saving a little of each to scatter over before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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nellibelikova's picture
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Love this risotto and cooking it again today!

redhorse's picture

absolutely love this one. the kids wolfed it down too, huge success!

phantom's picture
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Loving risotto at the moment and this one was gorgeous!

miranb's picture
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Really pleased. Just follow and you will get a great meal.

hayleybee's picture
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Cooked this as per the recipe the first time and was not very exciting so I made a few changes.
I combined the original recipe with the make it veggie option but replaced the bacon with some leftover pancetta I had from Christmas.
As it was christmas, I also wrapped a chicken breast in a couple of slices of the pancetta and cooked in the oven while the risotto was cooking and served it on top of the risotto.
Delicious!

lourogers's picture
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Loved it, tasty, quick, filling and easy. A new favourite.

natalierachel's picture
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Delicious. I used 2 leeks and 6 slices of bacon for two people. Will use more bacon next time.

akashandrachel's picture
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This was a nice risotto - the combination of leeks and bacon worked well. I used twice as much bacon, substituted one of the leeks with an onion, and added garlic, for extra flavour.

kuifke's picture
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Simple dish withe a very nice taste.

rowheldew's picture
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v simple to cook, nice and filling but not massively exciting

stretchy's picture

This was my first attempt at risotto, thoroughly enjoyed cooking it and it tasted fantastic ... An excellent comfort food for the winter ahead !

cerdeno's picture

Loved it ! Filling and tasty and much faster to cook than I initially thought. Used extra mature cheddar instead of parmesan and worked well.

mojito84's picture
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Delicious...best risotto I've ever made. I added garlic an a bit of red chili which worked well.

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