Easy risotto with bacon & peas

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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(181 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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2nd Sep, 2012
Made this the other night, we loved it :-) Really easy to make and tastes delicious! Will def make again!!!
17th Aug, 2012
Added leeks and it was fabulous. Perfectly quick and simple for a Friday supper before wine time commences!
12th Aug, 2012
Love this - if you can't be bothered to get your scales out to weigh the rice it comes uyp to just over 1/2 pint or 12floz on my measuring jug
3rd Jun, 2012
This was fine for what it was - the texture was good and was just like any other ristotto that I've cooked. The flavour was relatively boring though. Good enough for a quick midweek meal but probably won't make again for a while.
19th May, 2012
Tried this today as I have never made risotto before and it was lovely - really tasty and very, very easy to make!
17th May, 2012
This was fantastic, and so simple to make! Everybody absolutely loved it and there was no leftovers whatsoever! One minor thing that I found was that I didn't need to add salt as the recipe said, because it already tasted quite salty but that could just be me - I advise you take a small spoonful to taste before adding the peas and seasoning. Other than that small detail, it was a great simple recipe!
22nd Apr, 2012
I have made this a few times now, for me and my Fiance, but also for his two daughters 12 and 8. They all loved it. I add homemade chicken stock to mine, chopped parsley and some leftover cooked chicken ( add near the end of cooking so it doesn't go stringy). This is a great recipe when you havn't got much in the fridge and can raid the store cupboard. Will be a regular in our house, so quick and delicious and looks great sprinkled with a bit of fresh parsley. yummy.
3rd Apr, 2012
This must be one of my favorite recipes as it's so easy to make and it's supercreamy and tasty!
1st Apr, 2012
really easy now a firm family favourite which my partner can even make !!!
12th Mar, 2012
Just as delicious with basmati rice if you don't have any risotto rice


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