Risotto with chorizo sausage, peas and topped with crispy bacon recipe

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  • Serves 2
  • 1 hr
  • 790 calories / serving
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In a pan, heat the olive oil and the butter and add the white onion and spring onions. Cook until soft without colouring. Add the chopped chorizo and cook for 2 minutes, then add the risotto rice. Cook for a further 2 minutes ensuring all the rice is coated in the oils.

Add the white wine and continue to stir until the wine has been absorbed then add a ladle of the hot stock. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Keep stirring allowing each ladle of stock to be absorbed before adding the next.

Once all the stock has been used, stir in the mascarpone and parmesan, then mix in the frozen peas. Remove from the heat and cover with a lid for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile grill the Richard Woodall bacon until crisp and place 2 rashers on top of each serving of risotto.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 rashers finest unsmoked dry cured back bacon/streaky bacon
  • 200g Carnaroli or Arborio risotto rice
  • 60g Chorizo sausage coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium white onion finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions sliced
  • 60g frozen peas
  • 40g Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 heaped tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • approx 500ml chicken stock
  • 1 glass of dry white wine
  • 1tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 knob of butter
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  • Energy 3303kj 790kcal 39%
  • Fat 30g 43%
  • Saturates 13g 65%
  • Sugars 7g 8%
  • Salt 3.6g 60%

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Carbohydrate 90.5g Protein 28.7g Fibre 3.7g

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