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 Bacon and Pea Risotto
Bacon and pea risotto
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A great tasting risotto mainly because of the addition of peas and chopped, cooked bacon.
The peas also add a splash of colour, a great contrast to the yellow rice.

KEY POINTS

 Preparation Time:  15 minutes  Cooking Time:   30 mins
 How Difficult  Medium  Freeze?   No
 Servings

4 portions


INGREDIENTS
Main Ingredients

Imperial

Metric

Arborio / Carnaroli Risotto rice

12 oz

350g

Medium onion 2
Peas (fresh or frozen) 3˝ oz 100g
Back bacon (smoked or unsmoked) 8 rashers
Grated Parmesan cheese 1˝ oz 40g
Butter 1ľoz 50g
Garlic cloves 2
Saffron ˝ teaspoon
Vegetable stock (fresh or 1 stock cube) 1˝ pints 850ml
White wine 1 glass
Olive oil 3 tablespoons
Salt and pepper To taste To taste

SPECIAL COOKING EQUIPMENT
1 large frying pan

PREPARATION
Peel and finely chop the onion
Peel and finely chop the garlic
Grate the Parmesan cheese
Finely chop the saffron strands

Method

Add a tablespoon of olive oil and fry the bacon on a medium heat for eight to ten minutes until is has begun to brown. Turn it a couple of times to make sure it is thoroughly cooked on both sides.

Unless your pan is extremely large you will need to fry the bacon in two batches. Put it to one side when it's cooked

Bacon frying in a pan


Chopped onion frying in a pan Turn the heat down low, add two tablespoons of olive oil and the chopped onion. Fry the onion on a low heat for ten minutes stirring occasionally.

While the onions are frying. cut up the cooked bacon into small pieces.


Turn up the heat to medium, add the rice to the pan and cook for 2 minutes stirring frequently. Stir in the chopped saffron.
Add the wine and cook for a further minute. Then, gradually (over ten minutes) add the vegetable stock stirring frequently.
Arborio rice cooking in the pan

When the liquid has been absorbed by the rice, but it is still moist, add the bacon, peas, garlic, salt and pepper. Click here for a picture (from another recipe) of how the rice should "stack up" when it is cooked.
Add the parmesan cheese and butter and stir them in. Remove the pan from the heat and cover. Leave it for three minutes.

Give the risotto a final stir and serve immediately on warm plates.

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