Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

This creamy smoked bacon and mushroom risotto is a dish that everyone will love. Try our fast yet tasty recipe below.

Serving Size:
2 people
Time:
1 hour
Difficulty:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • 50g butter
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 150g arborio rice
  • 75ml dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, or snipped chives
  • 100g smoked bacon, diced
  • 200g sliced mushrooms
  • 40g parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Heat the vegetable stock in a small pan and keep gently simmering.
  • Heat ½ of the butter in a large pan. Add the onion and garlic, and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring, until softened.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in the rice and coat it with the onions. Add the wine and simmer until almost evaporated. Stir in a ladleful of hot stock. Cook, stirring occasionally until it has been absorbed into the rice.
  • Continue adding the hot stock a ladleful at a time, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until the risotto is tender and creamy. Stir in the herbs, then season to taste.
  • Meanwhile, dry-fry the smoked bacon in a nonstick frying pan until browned and crisp. Transfer to kitchen paper to drain excess oil.
  • Add the remaining butter and the sliced mushrooms to the pan you used to cook the bacon and stir-fry over high heat for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
  • When the risotto is cooked, stir in the mushrooms with their juices and half of the bacon. Spoon onto warmed plates and scatter with the remaining bacon and the parmesan cheese.

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