Easy risotto with bacon & peas

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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(182 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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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
25th Feb, 2012
Forget to rate it
25th Feb, 2012
This is a jolly good risotto very tasty
21st Feb, 2012
Ideal reciepe with fresh tiger bread .....Quick , easy ,simple and tasty..perfect after being at work all day.
17th Feb, 2012
This was met with all round approval, will definitely do again
12th Feb, 2012
Id never made risotto before as i thought id mess it up, but this was very easy as i didnt have to keep adding the water, it just went in all in one go. I used smoked bacon to add a little more flavor. It was very nice and easy to make, and had all my housemates hanging their noses over it whilst i was eating. shall definatly make more for everyone next time :)
26th Jan, 2012
This is a real comfort food recipe. I used my homemade chicken stock and used leeks instead of onion. Both the veg stock recipe and chicken stock recipe are equally yummy. Give it a go.
24th Jan, 2012
Brilliant! A quick and easy favourite!
22nd Jan, 2012
First time risotto maker and it was easy to do but perhaps next time will use smoked bacon for extra flavor but it was yum!!


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