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Easy Bacon & Mushroom Risotto

Easy Bacon & Mushroom Risotto

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(3616 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Italian

This creamy one-pan risotto is simply delicious. Silky and rich, with mushrooms and crispy bacon, it's a perfect midweek dinner full of flavour.

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Italian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 brown onion
Arborio-rice
160g arborio rice
garlic-clove
1 garlic clove
fresh-parsley
5g parsley
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 Knorr chicken stock cube †
British bacon lardons
100g British bacon lardons
35g grated Italian hard cheese
35g grated Italian hard cheese †
Shaoxing wine (3.18)
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
chestnut-mushrooms
200g chestnut mushrooms
You Will Need
Pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 160g arborio rice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 5g parsley
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 100g British bacon lardons
  • 35g grated Italian hard cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 683 kJ
162 kcal
2090 kJ
496 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
4.7 g
2.5 g
14.4 g
7.7 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
22.5 g
1.4 g
68.7 g
4.2 g
Fibre 1.1 g 3.4 g
Protein 7 g 21.5 g
Salt 1.26 g 3.86 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
160g arborio rice
arborio rice(100%)
1 garlic clove
garlic
5g parsley
flat parsley (100%)
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
100g British bacon lardons
pork 87%, water, salt, preservatives: sodium nitrite and potassium nitrate, antioxidant: sodium ascorbate
35g grated Italian hard cheese
pasteurised cow's milk, starter culture, salt, microbial rennet
1 Chinese rice wine sachet (15ml)
rice wine (100%)
200g chestnut mushrooms
chestnut mushrooms
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery, milk)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Easy Bacon & Chestnut Mushroom Risotto

Boil a kettle

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the bacon lardons and cook for 6-7 min or until golden and crispy

Once crispy, transfer to a plate and reserve the pan (and oil!) for later

2 Easy Bacon & Chestnut Mushroom Risotto

Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the brown onion[s]

Peel and chop (or grate) the garlic 

Chop the chestnut mushrooms roughly

3 Easy Bacon & Chestnut Mushroom Risotto

Return the reserved pan and oil to a medium heat

Add the chopped onion, garlic and mushrooms with a pinch of salt and cook for 4-5 min or until softened

4 Easy Bacon & Chestnut Mushroom Risotto

Meanwhile, dissolve the Knorr chicken stock cube[s] in 700ml [1.3L] boiled water

5 Easy Bacon & Chestnut Mushroom Risotto

Once the vegetables have softened, add the arborio rice and Chinese rice wine and cook for 1 min or until the rice wine has evaporated

6 Easy Bacon & Chestnut Mushroom Risotto

Add the chicken stock to the pan and cook for 20-22 min, stirring frequently, or until the rice is cooked with a slight bite – this is your mushroom risotto

Tip: Stirring the rice releases the starch and gives the risotto a great texture!

7 Easy Bacon & Chestnut Mushroom Risotto

While the risotto is cooking, chop the parsley leaves finely, discarding the stalks

Once done, stir half of the grated Italian hard cheese through the mushroom risotto and season with a generous grind of black pepper

Tip: Add a splash of water if the risotto is looking a little dry

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Serve the mushroom risotto with the reserved bacon, remaining grated cheese and chopped parsley over the top

Enjoy!

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