Oven-baked risotto

Oven-baked risotto

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(405 ratings)

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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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15th Jan, 2009
Really easy to make, tasted great and was realy filling. Will definatly be making it again.
14th Jan, 2009
oh wow!! this has to be the best risotto i have ever tasted. I just wish i had had this recipe sooner - the number of times i have slaved away stirring stock into the rice!! this is so simple to make and the result is just delicious.
11th Jan, 2009
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!
6th Jan, 2009
really enjoyed this and so easy to make
6th Jan, 2009
I've used mushrooms in this recipe instead of the cherry tomatoes.
27th Dec, 2008
This was delicious
22nd Nov, 2008
Simple and delicious, for anyone who loves risotto but hates stirring then this is the recipe for you!
21st Nov, 2008
This is such an easy, fantastic recipe!
16th Nov, 2008
I liked it but my kids didn't and most of it went in the bin! Aah well back to the drawing board.
14th Nov, 2008
Fantastic receipe so easy its stupid, have tried numerous receips and none have work like this one - cant receommend highly enough -


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