Skip to main content

Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is an amazing dish: simple, creamy, and tasty. It is also versatile: you can make it as you like, more or less rice, more or less vegetables. This particular recipe has been a family favourite for years. Give it a try.

Bacon and Mushroom Risotto

1 ½ litres (6 cups) chicken stock
2 T. olive oil
4 slices of bacon (or ham)
500 g button mushrooms halved
1 medium thinly sliced leek or 2 onions
1 clove crushed garlic
1-2 cups Arborio rice (according to taste)
160 ml (2/3 cup) light cream
1 cup parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 T. finely chopped fresh basil leaves or 1/2 T. dry
2 T. chopped fresh chives or 1 T. dry

STOCK: Put the stock into the pot and heat; then reduce to low while keeping the stock hot.

HEAT olive oil in large pot or saucepan. Cook bacon (or ham, whole or diced) in the oil until crisp; then remove from pan.

COOK sliced mushrooms in the same oil until coated and tender. Add leek/onion and stir until clear and soft. Add the uncooked rice and bacon to the pan Heat until well coated by oil.

ADD STOCK to the pan/pot. Try 1 cup of stock at a time, stir over low heat until absorbed and flavour infused. Add another cup of hot stock to rice mixture until it, too, is absorbed. Continue this process, 1 cup of hot stock at a time, till gone and rice is tender.

ADD CREAM and stir like you did with the stock. The risotto will be soft and creamy.


REMOVE PAN from the heat and still in the parmesan cheese, pepper, basil, and some of the chives. Cover the pan and allow to rest 10 minutes. Add the remaining chives and serve immediately.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

A Prophecy for the Church in Malaysia

Malaysia is a very special country - beloved by its citizens and friends worldwide. Malaysia offers a warm welcome, ‘truly Asian’ hospitality, popular spicy food, tropical weather and scenery, and a dynamic local church. The following is a prophecy for the Malaysian church given on May 20, 2017 at Full Gospel Assembly, Kuala Lumpur, (following the introduction).
Introduction to Malaysia (Statistics courtesy of the CIA World Fact Book)
Location: Malaysia is on a peninsula in SE Asia. Singapore is to the south, Thailand to the north, and Indonesia is very close by. Two Malaysian states, Sabah and Sarawak, are located on the island of Borneo to the east of peninsular Malaysia. Borneo is shared by three nations: Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia.
Population of Malaysia: 30,949,962;
Ethnic groups: Malay 50%; Chinese 23%; Indigenous 12%; Indian 7%; non-citizens 8%.
Religious Affiliation: Islam 61%; Buddhism 20%; Christian 9%; Hindu 6%
Type of Government: Federal constitutional monarchy with the kin…

President Trump & the Iran Nuclear Deal

It should have come as no surprise. On Tuesday 8 May 2018, United States President Donald Trump made the grand announcement - that the United States was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. He promised to do so during his 2016 Presidential campaign. He repeatedly made noises about this nuclear deal as being the ‘worst deal’ he has ever seen. So Mr. Trump has kept his campaign promise. What, however, does this mean for the world? Is it good news, bad news, or both?
For years, the world has looked with great concern as Iran pursued nuclear power, which, it consistently proclaimed was only for peaceful purposes. Why did a nation with 10% of the world’s oil and the 2nd largest gas reserves need to go nuclear? The Islamic Republic has a well-known habit of proclaiming ‘death’ to America. They predict that Israel will ‘disappear’ within 25 years. Why was Iran developing ballistic missiles that were able to reach all of the Middle East and much of Europe?
Despite the regime’s declared peac…

THE BIBLE SAYS: A TRIBUTE TO BILLY GRAHAM (1918-2018)

Just 8 1/2 months shy of his 100th birthday, Evangelist Billy Graham (November 7, 1918 - February 21, 2018) died peacefully at his home in Montreal, North Carolina. His longevity, influence, and role modelling have been epic. In a 60 year plus evangelistic career, it is estimated that he evangelised 210 million people in 185 nations, with 3.2 million recorded decisions for Christ. His most famous phrase in preaching: The Bible Says.
Graham met many world leaders and was confidant to 12 US Presidents. He didn’t limit his ministry to personal appearances: Billy harnessed the media and written material to get the gospel message out. So well-known and respected was Billy Graham that he was called ‘America’s Pastor’ and the ‘Protestant Pope.’ He was given a Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan. Hollywood even gave him his own ‘Billy Graham Star’ on the city’s footpath.

Billy Graham was greatly honoured in life and death. This blog will highlight his greatest legacy: The Bible Says.