Easy risotto with bacon & peas

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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(181 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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sixfootaliw
6th Jan, 2012
5.05
Absolutely love this one in our house! Uses basic store-cupboard ingredients to make a very tasty risotto. We mix in some grated parmesan just before taking it off the heat.
elleshaw
18th Dec, 2011
This is quick, easy and tasty. Added a chili for a bit of heat. Delicious!
kate_lucky13
16th Nov, 2011
5.05
Delicious! Have cooked it a few times now and never fails to please. So easy and so tasty!
kate_lucky13
15th Nov, 2011
5.05
Delicious! I've cooked this a few times now and it always goes down well. So easy to cook and so tasty!
mini_cook
27th Oct, 2011
5.05
Delicous, I made this for my mum when she was out running and she was thrilled to come home and see this on the table, it is easy and very tasty! However, when the rice was cooking I kept adding more water and more stock because there was not enough as the rice had absorbed it and it had evaporated.
esowerby
13th Oct, 2011
5.05
Simple, quick and delicious...
cjeajj
13th Oct, 2011
3.05
I did 1/3 recipe quantities for everything except the bacon for which used up a cheap pack of 12 rashers -not surprisingly it was rather salty! Still very palatable though.
helsbells300
15th Sep, 2011
4.05
I didn't have risotto rice so had to use ordinary rice which perhaps didn't work quite as well as it should. However, it was still tasty and really quick and cheap to make. Not one for a dinner party but a good budget busting mid-week meal.
katrina73
13th Sep, 2011
made this for my boys and they loved it x
jules1997
25th Aug, 2011
5.05
Really tasty and simple, I added some basil to give extra flavour but a great dish :)

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