Risotto with bacon (or ham) & peas

PeaAndHam

Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, chopped or ham cubes (beech smoked from Waitrose)
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 1l hot vegetable stock
  • 100g frozen peas

Method

  1. Finely chop the onion. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a knob of butter in a pan, add the onions and fry until lightly browned (about 7 minutes). Add the bacon and fry for a further 5 minutes, until it starts to crisp.
  2. Add the rice and stock, and bring to the boil. Stir well, then reduce the heat and cook, covered, for 15-20 minutes until the rice is almost tender.
  3. Stir in the peas, add a little salt and pepper and cook for a further 3 minutes, until the peas are cooked. Serve sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan and freshly ground black pepper.
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