Creamy Bacon, Pea And Mint Risotto Recipe

This creamy bacon, pea, and mint risotto is a delicious and comforting dish that combines the rich flavors of bacon with the freshness of peas and mint. The creamy risotto is cooked to perfection, with the peas adding a burst of sweetness and the mint adding a refreshing touch. It's a perfect dish for a cozy dinner or a special occasion.

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Ingredients for Creamy Bacon, Pea And Mint Risotto Recipe

  • 1.50 Slices Of Bacon, Chopped
  • 1/4 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Of Garlic, Minced
  • 0.38 cup Arborio Rice
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Peas
  • 0.06 cup Fresh Mint Leaves, Chopped
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • as needed Extra Mint Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Creamy Bacon, Pea And Mint Risotto Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large saucepan, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside.
  • STEP 2.In the same pan, add the onion and garlic and cook until softened.
  • STEP 3.Add the Arborio rice to the pan and stir to coat it in the onion and garlic mixture.
  • STEP 4.Gradually add the chicken broth, stirring constantly, until the rice is cooked and the mixture is creamy.
  • STEP 5.Stir in the cooked bacon, peas, and mint. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • STEP 6.Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • STEP 7.Serve the risotto hot, garnished with extra mint leaves if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to stir the risotto constantly to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
  • You can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth for a vegetarian version.
  • For a creamier texture, you can add a splash of heavy cream at the end.
  • If you prefer a stronger mint flavor, you can add more mint leaves or even a touch of mint extract.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover risotto can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, add a splash of broth or water to the risotto and heat it in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve the risotto as a main dish or as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish.
  • Garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese for an extra touch of flavor.
Nutrition
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355
calories per serving
7 g Fat13 g Protein58 g Carbs7 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    7g
  • Protein
    13g
  • Carbs
    58g
  • Fiber
    7g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    58g
  • Protein
    13g
  • Fiber
    7g

Fats

  • Fat
    7g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    184mg
  • Iron
    5mg
  • Vitamin A
    320mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    66mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    29mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    93mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    195mg
  • Selenium
    7mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp