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Bacon, Pea And Mint Risotto

Published Saturday, 06 September, 2014 by Isobel

Cheap and easy to do, very very tasty!



  • If you're making for one:
  • 1. 1/2 mug of risotto rice
  • 2. 2 rashers of bacon
  • 3. 1 onion
  • 4 celery, optional
  • 5. Garlic, optional
  • 6. Olive oil
  • 7. A handful of peas, frozen or fresh
  • 7. Chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 6. The mint can be optional, whether you'd want to buy it fresh. ( you can grow it in a pot on the windowsill as it's ever so easy to grow)
  • 8. Parmesan cheese, or whatever cheese you prefer or chose


Firstly chop the bacon and fry until cooked, and remove from pan till later. Add some olive oil and then gently cook the onion, celery and garlic until soft but not browned in the same frying pan the bacon was cooked in.

once these ingredients are cooked, add the rice and the stock cube, keep stirring until the stock cube has been absorbed into the rice, and then keep adding hot water until the rice is cooked and all stock had been absorbed. You can now add the mint if you have chosen to put it in.

now the rice is cooked and the stock is absorbed, add the peas and bacon to the risotto. Cook for a further 5-10 minutes, adding more water if needed.

then you can sprinkle some mint on top, along with your chosen cheese and then enjoy!

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