Easy risotto with bacon & peas

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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(182 ratings)

Ready in 40-50 minutes

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 onion
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    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

Method

  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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mithvingiel
27th Aug, 2014
5.05
Super easy to cook and tasted heavenly!
Milly_G
22nd Jun, 2014
5.05
I'm a student, and convinced my parents I can cook with this recipe! Fool proof to make and tastes delicious!
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mercuryzelda
12th Jun, 2014
5.05
This risotto is amazing! I used leftover gammon instead of bacon, and added the garlic as suggested by the previous comments. I also added 1 tsp of dried parsley along with the salt and pepper. I will definitely be making this again!
KatyBrewster
17th May, 2014
5.05
This recipe was AMAZING and I (age 11) could make it in under 40 minutes
raffleticket
11th May, 2014
5.05
Tried this last night, added garlic, chillis, spring onions and red peppers. Very tasty! Will definitely be making this again!
anamarie15
25th Apr, 2014
This is a great midweek recipe 2 have, as I always keep these ingredients in my larder... & Soo tasty will be making it again soon..
michaelaproctor
9th Apr, 2014
5.05
This recipe is amazing!! I have made it so many times now, added all different type of veg (whatever house gave hehe) and always turned up absolutely delicious! I have it on the hob right now with with extra courgette, red pepper and leek, but you can throw in absolutely anything, always turns out yummy. I think this is best risotto I have tried and I have tried a lot :D xx
yumyums
26th Mar, 2014
Perfect recipe and very simple - loved by the whole family.
Lennybell
25th Mar, 2014
3.8
Easy and tasty! Made with pearl barley instead of risotto rice. Will definitely do this again but next time I think I might make it with some extra ingredients to make it a bit more interesting.
lesleymccorry
17th Dec, 2013
Added garlic with the onion. Really nice n easy - no watching & stirring as u add ladle of stock! Could use with various other ingredients. Will def b making again

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