Easy risotto with bacon & peas

Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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(182 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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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 :)
sparklyshoes
23rd Aug, 2011
5.05
I have never made risotto before, thinking it was difficult and time consuming, but this was SO simple and delicious.... it has became a favourite meal in our house and I am adding more ingredients every time.
ljlazonby
21st Aug, 2011
5.05
Delicious. I used shelled broad beans instead of peas as I have a glut of broad beans at the moment. It was a little salty but this may have been the bacon I used which I must admit wasn't the best bacon you can buy.
sassca
21st Jul, 2011
5.05
Really enjoyed this. First time I'd ever cooked risotto! Used mushrooms as well and it was just lovely. I followed the recipe exactly, except for not adding any extra salt, the bacon and stock combination is salty enough. Me and the OH really enjoyed it, and it's not often we both really like a dish! This recipe will become a keeper.
chinnymummy
18th Jul, 2011
5.05
Delicious! And so easy to make! I'll definitely be adding this one to my repertoire!
cookiegalore
4th Jul, 2011
5.05
Made this loads of times. It is simple, cheap and delicious.
Joana_M
14th Jun, 2011
5.05
You can't go wrong this this recipe.
bobbins2011
8th Jun, 2011
So easy. I added garlic with the onions and grated lemon zest at the end!
smsim8
23rd May, 2011
5.05
Quick, easy and tasty. I added mushrooms the second time I made it.

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