Chorizo Risotto With Bacon & Broad Beans



225g (8oz) Sweet cured back bacon rashers, cut into large pieces
50g (2oz) Chorizo-style sausage (or similar), sliced
5ml (1tsp) Olive oil
1 Onion, chopped
150g (5oz) Risotto (Arborio) rice
600ml (1pt) Pork stock
50g (2oz) Frozen broad beans, defrosted (skins removed – if you have time OR use frozen peas)
Black pepper
30ml (2tbsp) Fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
Parmesan cheese


Heat olive oil in a saucepan and cook bacon, chorizo-style sausage and onion until beginning to brown.

Add risotto (Arborio) rice and stock, bring to the boil. Season and simmer gently for approximately 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked and all the liquid absorbed. (Add a little more stock if you wish to achieve your desired texture/consistency.)

During the last 10 minutes stir through broad beans or peas and heat through.

Scatter with parsley and grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

“Bon appetite!”

Cooking time – 35 mins

Serves – 4