Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Bacon and Red Pepper Risotto Recipe

This evening we were a bit stumped on what to cook for dinner so I threw a few things together that I had in the fridge and store cupboard and came up with this Bacon and Red Pepper Risotto and it was delicious! Here goes:

Serves 2 very hungry parents!

200g Risotto Rice
1 red onion
1 red pepper
2 cloves or garlic
2 chicken stock cubes
1 litre of boiling water for the stock cubes
Good glug of white wine
Glug of Olive Oil
Knob of butter
Black pepper to season (we didn't need salt as the bacon was lovely and salty!)

Fry the bacon, onion and red pepper in olive oil and butter for 5 minutes

Add the garlic to the pan and gently fry for a further 5 minutes until all nicely golden and soft

Add the risotto rice to the pan and make sure it gets coated in all the oily buttery loveliness and it should hiss for a bit.

Make the stock and then start adding the stock a ladle at a time and keep stirring the risotto and keep adding stock as it gets absorbed. Splash the glug of white wine in too. If you need more liquid just add a bit more water, but I found that was enough. I can't tell you how long this process took but I could see that the rice had swollen up nicely, I tasted it and it was cooked!

Serve with a nice fresh salad and Bob's Your Uncle, a delicious quick meal! Enjoy.

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  1. We had pea, prawn and mushroom risotto tonight. Same easy-peasiness and yummy meal. Good on both of us!

    Karin x

  2. It's great isn't it risotto - can be knocked up in 30 minutes and is so filling and yummy! :) Now I just need to persuade the kids of its yumminess. I bet your two eat it don't they? Mine are just so painful at dinner time.

    1. Mine didn't's rice...Ella is never keen on rice. Too bad...they had Chicken strips, cucumber, cheese and peas! ;)

      Karin xx

  3. So it's not just mine! I am just not sure what mine are keen on - they play off eachother now as well. Ugh! x

  4. Ohh it looks yum, I need to get brave and make risotto. I've never tried it yet! Mich x

  5. Looks delicious! So satisfying when you work with what you've got and it's a winner! x

  6. This looks like something my kids would wolf down! Pinned and Stumbled. Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek - there's a new one up here if you'd like to join in again :D