Bacon & mushroom risotto

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
A one-pan family favourite of Italian rice that’s quick to prepare and low calorie too

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 452
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 62g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 21g
  • salt 1.9g


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
  • 250g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 1l hot chicken stock
  • grated parmesan, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan and cook the onion and bacon for 5 mins to soften. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 5 mins until they start to release their juices. Stir in the rice and cook until all the juices have been absorbed.

  2. Add the stock, a ladleful at a time, stirring well and waiting for most of the stock to be absorbed before adding the next ladleful – it will take about 20 mins for all the stock to be added. Once the rice is cooked, season and serve with the grated Parmesan.

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