Easy risotto with bacon & peas

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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(183 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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10th Dec, 2012
This a brilliant easy recipe...I've made it loads with various different ingredients (basically what's in the house!) tonight's is chicken bacon mushroom leek and pepper! I also put slightly less stock in and add white wine and I always use a good quality stock cause I think it makes a big difference.
3rd Dec, 2012
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29th Nov, 2012
Lovely...this is now my hubbys favourite meal!!
20th Nov, 2012
Tasted great! Was a first time cook and i managed not to burn the house down, so all is good! I added some grated cheese in to add a bit more flavor, it also made it slightly sticky which was nice. :)
20th Nov, 2012
I forgot to say that I did add lots of garlic.
20th Nov, 2012
This is a smashing recipe. It works. End of.
16th Nov, 2012
This is so tasty and quick to make.I was always reluctant to cook risottos but after this one I am going to try a few more on this site.
6th Nov, 2012
Loved this... so simple to make and was really tasty. Will definitely be making this again! :)
3rd Nov, 2012
A definite winner.
16th Oct, 2012


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