Bacon & mushroom risotto

Bacon & mushroom risotto

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
A one-pan family favourite of Italian rice that's quick to prepare and low calorie too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal452
  • fat13g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.9g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, chopped



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

  • 8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 250g chestnut mushroom, sliced
  • 300g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

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

  • 1l hot chicken stock
  • grated parmesan, to serve



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


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and cook the onion and bacon for 5 mins to soften. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 5 mins until they start to release their juices. Stir in the rice and cook until all the juices have been absorbed.

  2. Add the stock, a ladleful at a time, stirring well and waiting for most of the stock to be absorbed before adding the next ladleful – it will take about 20 mins for all the stock to be added. Once the rice is cooked, season and serve with the grated Parmesan.

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29th Jan, 2013
i tihnk it's is bad, have a pizza it's much better!
12th Jan, 2013
just tried this as a risotto virgin and it was easy and delicious. took the advice of some other commenters and added peas at the end. the only problem I had was a layer of risotto stuck to the bottom of the pan - any tips for avoiding that next time?
5th Jan, 2013
Such a easy dish to make and so much flavour. Me and my partner loved it !!
2nd Jan, 2013
Easy to make and very tasty. I always have to have a chilli kick so tiny amount of sweet chilli sauce made it omelette for me.
2nd Jan, 2013
Easy to make and very tasty. I always have to have a chilli kick so tiny amount of sweet chilli sauce made it omelette for me.
2nd Jan, 2013
So tasty! Good honest comfort food.
28th Nov, 2012
Absolutely delicious, loved by whole family. As it was quite rich I served with broccoli and kale. And very easy!
14th Nov, 2012
Very easy recipe and lovely, comforting flavours. I stir in some rocket at the very end, as well. It's a great thing to knock up quickly on a cold day!
18th Jul, 2012
Really tasty and easy for the not so talented cook!
22nd Jun, 2012
Delicious and quick!


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