Oven-baked risotto

Oven-baked risotto

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Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 25 mins


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



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

  • 25g butter



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


  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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8th Apr, 2012
lovely , best risotto ive ever made!
7th Apr, 2012
Absolutely love this recipe, use it time and time again. I'm a student and this is so easy, quick and cheap! I mix it up a lot of the time, adding mushrooms, peas, sweetcorn or peppers etc. Can't praise it enough.
28th Mar, 2012
This is so easy to make and is really tasty, I added Chorizo and fresh rosemary too
15th Mar, 2012
Absolutely fabulous, can't wait to cook it again. sooo easy
11th Mar, 2012
Love the no stir element. I added some chorizo in with the bacon, and grated and diced courgette (attempt to get veg into self, hubby and kids). Great to adapt and more veg / other meat whilst knowing that the baking method really works. Hubby who "doesn't like risotto" had seconds and thirds!
11th Mar, 2012
Absolutely delicious! I made this last night for my partner and I and will definitely be making it on a regular basis. As we are both following the Slimming World diet I did not add any butter, oil or wine and it was still creamy and yummy. I softened the onion in a little water for 4 minutes in the microwave. I could also have used Frylight if I had wanted. I added mushrooms and peas and next time may use chicken in place of the bacon or as well as - it would still be perfect for Slimming World. The only Syn value in the whole recipe was a negligible amount from the stock cube. It tasted like a full fat restaurant dish and, yes, we ate it all!!
10th Mar, 2012
This was amazing, so quick and easy to do too.
6th Mar, 2012
Very nice!
29th Feb, 2012
Wouldn't adapt this recipe as its very tasty as it is, altho I have made this a few times and just stick in whatever ive got in the fridge! Loved by all the family including a 6,5 and 3 year old.
28th Feb, 2012
Love this recipe! It's easy and delicious - all I can ask for.


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