Oven-baked risotto

Oven-baked risotto

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(379 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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ol1vemag
11th Jan, 2009
4.05
I tried this in the oven, but gave up as it took so long. I think it's easier and quicker to make this recipe on the hob, as you would a normal risotto. I added loads of bacon and parmesan and it was delicious!
kittendothroar
6th Jan, 2009
really enjoyed this and so easy to make
hickmanh
6th Jan, 2009
5.05
I've used mushrooms in this recipe instead of the cherry tomatoes.
fionamckenzie
27th Dec, 2008
4.05
This was delicious
tonmilbil
22nd Nov, 2008
5.05
Simple and delicious, for anyone who loves risotto but hates stirring then this is the recipe for you!
tanyac032002
21st Nov, 2008
5.05
This is such an easy, fantastic recipe!
kazdav
16th Nov, 2008
2.05
I liked it but my kids didn't and most of it went in the bin! Aah well back to the drawing board.
helenb123
14th Nov, 2008
5.05
Fantastic receipe so easy its stupid, have tried numerous receips and none have work like this one - cant receommend highly enough -
provene
7th Nov, 2008
5.05
Wonderfully easy, but like everyone says needs longer in the oven, but that's OK, gives you a chance to go off and have a hot bath whilst it cooks all by itself! Very popular with all four family members - a rare thing indeed!
denisebrown
7th Nov, 2008
5.05
I added some green beans once and peas the next time, both worked well. The first time we had it as an accompaniment to chops, but everybody (including my 15 year old meataholic son!) agreed that it was good enough to be a meal in itself.

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