Easy risotto with bacon & peas

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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(193 ratings)

Ready in 40-50 minutes


Serves 4

Not for risotto purists - this simple recipe has just 5 ingredients and the stock is added all in one go

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal396
  • fat11g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs64g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.88g
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  • 1 onion



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

  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 300g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

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

  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 100g frozen pea


  1. Finely chop the onion. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a knob of butter in a pan, add the onions and fry until lightly browned (about 7 minutes). Add the bacon and fry for a further 5 minutes, until it starts to crisp.

  2. Add the rice and stock, and bring to the boil. Stir well, then reduce the heat and cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes until the rice is almost tender.

  3. Stir in the peas, add a little salt and pepper and cook for a further 3 minutes, until the peas are cooked. Serve sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan and freshly ground black pepper.

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jade cooper's picture
jade cooper
8th Apr, 2016
Easy, tasty and nice. But before serving try adding some parmazan cheese and mixing it together to add some extra zing and taste to the already awesome recipe
7th Mar, 2016
So easy and tasty! added a bit of chicken stock and some capsicum instead of the peas. Everyone licked their plates clean :)
19th Jan, 2016
Great made it to days in a row
19th Jan, 2016
So easy to make and delicious! Add mixed herbs to get an even tastier dish!
8th Dec, 2015
Really quick,tasty dish made it tonight, will add chili and garlic next time to further enhance the already great flavour. Cost is excellent, good budget dish.
5th Nov, 2015
So delicious, and so quick, easy and budget friendly. Definitely a keeper for a wet and windy winters night.
25th Oct, 2015
Really easy to make and tastes great - a perfect midweek meal. I often take the bacon out of the pan once it's fried and re-add it at the end so it stays crispy.
16th Sep, 2015
Guys how much water do I need with stock? HELP? Half though making it xx
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10th Aug, 2015
Easy and tasty. Nothing can go wrong
2nd Jun, 2015
This was yummy! I made two versions- one meat and one vegetarian with Quorn bacon lardons (from the frozen section). I also added some sausages along with the bacon as I had them in the fridge! My partner said it worked out well, and I think the vege version was delicious! I also added two cloves of garlic along with the onions.


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