Creamy Risotto With Broad Beans, Crispy Bacon and Sage
50 mins (prep 45, cooking 5)
11 ingredients
4 servings
This is a real risotto, the kind you have to stir for half an hour, so don't attempt this recipe unless your arms are in good health or you've got some stirrer elves! Frozen broad beans are easy to find in Australia, impossible to find in Canada and I don't know about anywhere else. Obviously it's best if you can get fresh ones, otherwise use frozen ones, otherwise substitute frozen baby lima beans (don't worry about peeling these). As for bacon, I prefer back bacon, it is lean and crisps up very well, but you can use the streakier kind if you like. I have also tried this recipe using half reggiano, half aged cheddar because that's all I had in the fridge, and it tasted just as good as the original. I got this recipe on the web somewhere a couple of years ago but can't remember the details, nor can Google. Note that stirring time is included in prep time because it's anything but passive!

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Serving Size (657.45 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 947.72 Calories from Fat 165.15
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.35g 112.89%
Saturated Fat 6.11g 122.29%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 34.25mg 45.66%
Sodium 1539.8mg 256.63%
Total Carbohydrate 132.23g 176.31%
Dietary Fiber 2.83 g 45.3%
Sugars 7.96 g %
Protein 51.46g 411.65%
Vitamin A 196.28IU% Vitamin C 1.19mg%
Calcium 736.33mg% Iron 9.56mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
frozen broad beans, fresh sage