Italian recipes: mushroom, bacon and walnut risotto

Italian recipes: mushroom, bacon and walnut risotto

A rustic recipe, perfect in any occasion. Its creamy consistance will surprise your guests! Let’s see how is it made:

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 bacon rashers (diced)
  • 200g of mushrooms (cleaned and thickly sliced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts – roughly chopped
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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Directions

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat and cook the onion for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the bacon and cook for 2 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the mushrooms, garlic, walnuts and rice and cook for a minute, stirring to coat the rice with oil. Add the wine, stock, salt and pepper, bring to the boil then cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Simmer gently for 20 minutes without lifting the lid. Stir the reserved tablespoon of olive oil, parsley and cheese through the rice.

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