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Leek & bacon risotto

Leek & bacon risotto

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A handful of ingredients and a quick and simple method - midweek cooking couldn't be easier

Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal445
fat13g
saturates5g
carbs67g
sugars7g
fibre6g
protein17g
salt1.81g
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Ingredients

  • 1 ½l chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 streaky smoked bacon rashers, cut into pieces
  • 3 large leeks , chopped
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 125ml white wine
  • 50g grated parmesan
  • 1 bunch chives , chopped

Method

  • STEP 1

    Keep the stock hot in a saucepan. Heat the oil in another large pan and fry the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the leeks and soften for 5-7 mins. Add the rice and cook for 1 min. Pour in the wine and keep stirring until it is absorbed. Add the stock, one ladle at a time, stirring and waiting for the rice to absorb the liquid before adding more. Continue for about 20 mins until the rice is just cooked and the risotto has a creamy consistency. Season, then stir through the bacon along with most of the Parmesan and chives, saving a little of each to scatter over before serving.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKE IT VEGGIE: LEEK, PEA & PEPPER RISOTTO

Leave out the bacon. Fry 2 sliced red peppers with the leeks until softened. Use vegetable stock and, when the risotto is almost ready, stir in 140g frozen peas to heat through. Finish with grated vegetarian cheese.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2010

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