Easy risotto with bacon & peas

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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Cooking time

Ready in 40-50 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

Additional info

  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
396
protein
14g
carbs
64g
fat
11g
saturates
4g
fibre
3g
sugar
0g
salt
1.88g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 100g frozen peas

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2003

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mikeba2009's picture

First time in making a risotto and have to say it was a huge hit with all the family and so easy to do. This will be made again and again.

spinchin's picture
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Fab! Soooo easy and tasty!

bradandest's picture
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Made this without the meat and added mushrooms and a ton of black pepper. Delicious! I converted my non risotto eating husband!

sazpots's picture
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Great quick and easy meal. Used a chicken stock cube and added a left over chicken. Tasted brilliant.

flicmarks's picture
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easy and quick to make and tastes sooo good, the only bad thing about risotto is it looks bare when serving. Any suggestions?

jeanius's picture
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What a lovely mid-week meal this turned out to be. We all loved this and will definitely try it again and again and try adding other ingredients.

alicia-foodoholic's picture
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Hi there,
Made this Thurday and was very very yummy!!!
Very quick and easy, however added more vegetables all these included; mushrooms, onion, carrots, brocolli, garlic, peas and sweetcorn.
Would definitely have again.
Alicia
Xxx

obsidiana's picture
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Fantastic recipe, it turned out brilliantly the first time. I didn't add any extra salt though, and I was glad of it. With the bacon and the stock (made from cubes), it was more than salty enough.

nelgra's picture

recipe and taste great with the exception that the amount of veg' stock does not show is it 1pint or 1 and a half pints this could make a lot of difference to the final meal I have assumed that it is the latter. would be grateful for conformation.

abby222's picture
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I was worried this might end up a bit bland but it was lovely and tasty. My husband would probably think of himself as a risotto purist but he loved this. I had some mushrooms in the fridge so I added a few and it was great!

emcdee81's picture
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First attempt at making risotto and it was amazingly easy. Will definitely be using this recipe again, very tasty.

nibakingqueen's picture
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Just made this for the first time last night..really great!!Everyone loved it and people were asking for more!!Top recipe and really easy!

anna22's picture
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Delicious! I added courgettes and more peas- easy to make and great for the whole family

minihane123's picture
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lovely

hunkamunka's picture
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I love this recipe. It's so quick and simple to make and I have made it several times for the family. I tend to use chicken rather than vegetable stock which I think is nicer.

christie108's picture

Took what little leftovers there was to the office next day for lunch - tastes just as good the next day.

mysticmama's picture
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delicious and easy

msveshin's picture
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very quick and tasty!

hiyamod's picture

very easy very very nice .. simple as that :-)

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