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Easy risotto with bacon & peas

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Not one for risotto purists – this simple recipe has just a few ingredients and the stock is added all in one go.

  • Healthy
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal396
fat11g
saturates4g
carbs64g
sugars0g
fibre3g
protein14g
salt1.88g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • knob of butter
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 100g frozen peas
  • freshly grated parmesan, to serve

Method

  • STEP 1

    Finely chop 1 onion. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil and a knob of butter in a pan, add the onions and fry until lightly browned (about 7 minutes).

  • STEP 2

    Add 6 chopped rashers streaky bacon and fry for a further 5 minutes, until it starts to crisp.

  • STEP 3

    Add 300g risotto rice and 1l hot vegetable 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.

  • STEP 4

    Stir in 100g frozen peas, add a little salt and pepper and cook for a further 3 minutes, until the peas are cooked.

  • STEP 5

    Serve sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan and freshly ground black pepper.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2003

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