Maple Streaky Bacon from D’Orsogna has moved up my bacon ranking and is now a stern family favourite. The subtly sweet maple flavour with the traditional salty bacon flavour makes it so versatile for meals. Try it as an appestiser or breakfast and now dinner.
This Maple Streaky Bacon and Pumpkin No stir Risotto makes for an easy weeknight dinner, also any leftovers are delish as arancini balls the next night.
I don’t have time to stand there and stir my risotto so that’s why this is no stir! That’s right get everything together place the lid on and let it do its thing while you get the kids bathed.
100gm D’Orsogna Rindless Maple Streaky Bacon (found in the deli section of Woolworths), diced
1 Cup Diced Pumpkin
1 Tbs Minced Garlic
1 1/2 Cups Risotto Rice (short grain)
3 Cups Chicken Stock
1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Extra 25gm Butter
LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
1. Using a heavy based pot with a lid place on the stove over a medium-high heat. Add the butter, maple bacon, pumpkin and garlic and saute until the leek softens, approximately 2 minutes.
2. Add the rice and stir through. Leave to cook for 1 minute. Add the stock and stir through. Bring to the boil then reduce to the lowest heat possible. Place the lid. Leave to cook for 15 minutes. Checking half way to make sure your rice isn’t sticking to the bottom.
3. Once cooked (you want a little bit of crunch to the rice still) stir through the cheese and extra butter season with salt and pepper if you like.
Serve while hot.
Serves 3-4 as a main or 6 as a side dish.
Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheating before eating.