Risotto is the most fun to make and it tastes fantastic!


Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 1 large chicken breast, diced
  • 6 rashers middle bacon
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 200g chives, chopped
  • 1 large brown onion
  • 6 button mushrooms
  • 125ml white wine
  • 75g butter
  • generous sprinkle grated parmesan cheese
  • splash olive oil

Method

  1. Heat olive oil in a deep pot and dice your middle bacon, mushrooms and onion.
  2. Fry onion, bacon and mushrooms over medium heat until onion is cooked.
  3. Add rice and stir to keep from sticking.
  4. Pour in white wine and stir again, add chives.
  5. Add chicken breast pieces and stir continuously to keep from sticking.
  6. Add stock 1/2 cup at a time and wait until soaked up before adding next cup. Stirring once every 5-10 minutes.
  7. Once all liquid is soaked into rice and dish has a pearly consistency, add butter and parmesan and stir quickly.

Notes... Middle bacon should be used for the oil that it provides to soak through the rice. Short cut bacon doesn't provide as much flavour. You can also use pre-cooked chicken, but I like to steam it in the risotto sauce.

  • Love risotto, I make this one but also like to add something green such as asparagus, peas, spinach etc.

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  • Looks very yummy! I think my kids would like this so will have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  • I love rissotto as an occasional meal, not as a regular one. Rather than cooking it just for me I sometimes have it when I go out for a meal. I find it doesn’t freeze very well or I would cook a batch and freeze it in meal packs

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  • My middle daughter is going through a faze of rice dish’s, this recipe will be great to add to the collection for her to eat thanks

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  • My kids loved this and so simple to prepare

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  • This sounds like a lovely hearty meal.

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  • So delicious! I love this combination of ingredients!

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  • I would make this but have mashed potato instead of rice which I don’t like at all.


    • Mashed potato is different but interesting as well

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  • Looks delicious, dinner for tonight sorted. As mentioned previously may add some extra veggies to it. Thanks for the recipe

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  • I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love a good risotto recipe.

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  • We love risotto at our place. Must make this one soon

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  • Looks amazing must try this sometime.

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  • Risotto is a favourite meal of mine. I have jotted this down and is on my to make list

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  • looks great

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  • Chicken and bacon risotto is simply the best meal around.

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