Oven-baked risotto

Oven-baked risotto

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(312 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Cook this simple storecupboard risotto in the oven while you get on with something else – the result is still wonderfully creamy

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal517
  • fat20g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein22g
  • salt3.38g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pack smoked bacon, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 300g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

    To create an authentic creamy Italian risotto, the use of specialist rice is imperative. It…

  • half a glass of white wine (optional)
  • 150g pack cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 700ml hot chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 50g parmesan, grated
    Parmesan

    Parmesan

    parm-ee-zan

    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Fry the bacon pieces in an ovenproof pan or casserole dish for 3-5 mins until golden and crisp. Stir in the onion and butter and cook for 3-4 mins until soft. Tip in the rice and mix well until coated. Pour over the wine if using and cook for 2 mins until absorbed.

  2. Add the cherry tomatoes and the hot stock, then give the rice a quick stir. Cover with a tightly fitting lid and bake for 18 mins until just cooked. Stir through most of the Parmesan and serve sprinkled with the remainder.

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chatrouge79
10th Jul, 2012
5.05
Was a bit nervous about abandoning this to the oven but it came out perfectly! Really creamy and yummy.
alzima
7th Jul, 2012
5.05
Very easy to make and tastes superb.
uwinsc
30th Jun, 2012
5.05
Delicious and very simply. Took nearly 30 minutes in oven.
littlejones
12th Jun, 2012
3.05
I'm not sure why this risotto recipe is rated so highly. I thought the flavours were very average, and there are much tastier and more interesting risotto recipes available. The only change I made was to add some spinach for extra veggies. I might might a baked risotto again as it was convenient, but will try different ingredients.
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Shirley Valentine
11th Jan, 2017
I thought exactly the same! Very average tasting with no resemblance to a proper risotto - just thick, baked rice that soaked up all the stock and had no flow/creaminess to it!
swells1408
8th Jun, 2012
5.05
Fabulous ! So easy to make and all the family love it. Its become a regular in our house .
tamjam
28th May, 2012
5.05
So easy - love it! Put in Mushrooms rather than tomatoes - Very good. Could use some rocket for an extra flavour - so will be trying that next time.
ceri_tregs
27th May, 2012
5.05
sooooooo delicious!!! highly recommended!
winnietherat
27th May, 2012
3.05
I'd doubled up in the recipe and it took about 45 minutes in the fan oven. Taste was quite nice but I will only use this as a base recipe and add lots of other veggies and meat to it.
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beechbase
22nd May, 2012
5.05
Had this tonight after searching for a quick and easy recipe on the site - WOW!! What a find! This was one of the most tasty meals we've had for ages and so easy. Will definitely make again and ring the changes with chicken/different veg etc. Might try a bit of chilli in it next time too.

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