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Spicy bacon risotto

Spicy bacon risotto


Co-op British bacon and leeks make this hearty dish a weekday winner

  • Feeds 2 Feeds 2
  • Ready in 30 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    2351kj 559kcal
  • Fat
    High 27%
  • Saturates
    High 27%
  • Sugar
    Low 27%
  • Salt
    High 27%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 78g


  • 1 tbsp Co-op olive oil
  • 200g Co-op British leeks, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 tsp Co-op chilli paste
  • 180g risotto rice
  • 500ml vegetable stock, made using one stock cube
  • 4 rashers Co-op British smoked rindless streaky bacon
  • 200g tomatoes, finely diced
  • 30g Co-op reduced fat soft cheese with garlic and herbs


  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and cook the leek, chilli and rice for 2 mins
  2. Add 100ml of the stock and stir until it’s absorbed
  3. Repeat with the rest of the stock, 100ml at a time
  4. Meanwhile, grill the bacon for 5 mins per side until crispy
  5. Leave to cool, then chop into small pieces
  6. Add the tomatoes, bacon and soft cheese to the pan as you add the last of the stock
  7. Stir well and cook for a further 5 mins
  8. The risotto is ready when the rice is just tender

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