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Oven-Baked Risotto

Oven-Baked Risotto

with Bacon and Mushroom

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Risotto is so delicious, but the prospect of all that stirring can be a bit daunting. Chef André to the rescue! He's simplified the process and created this recipe that lets you just shove your risotto in the oven. All the creamy, luxurious texture with none of the elbow work!

Tags:Child friendlyFamily Box
Preparation Time45 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 punnet(s)

Chestnut Mushrooms

½ bunch(es)


6 unit(s)

Streaky Bacon Rasher


2 sachet

Chicken Stock Powder


175 grams

Arborio Rice

1 sachet

Cider Vinegar


½ unit(s)


1 tbsp


1 bag(s)

Lambs Lettuce and Bulls Blood Mix

1 grams

Hard Cheese (Italian Style)

(ContainsMilk, Egg)

Not included in your delivery

450 milliliter(s)


1 tbsp

Olive Oil

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
Energy (kJ)2523 kJ
Energy (kcal)603 kcal
Fat16.0 g
of which saturates8.0 g
Carbohydrate86 g
of which sugars13.0 g
Protein25 g
Salt3.42 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
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Cutting board
Large Pan
Pan with Lid
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Preheat your oven to 200°C, fill and boil your kettle. Halve, peel and chop the onion into small pieces. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Quarter the chestnut mushrooms. Pick the tarragon leaves from their stalks and finely chop (discard the stalks). Half the lemon. Slice the bacon rashers into pieces roughly 1cm wide (or chop with scissors).IMPORTANT: Wash your hands after handling raw meat.


Pour the boiling water (see ingredients for amount) into a jug and stir in the chicken stock powder. Stir to dissolve and leave to the side.


Put a large, ovenproof saucepan on medium-high heat and add a glug of oil. Add the onion and bacon. Cook until the onion is soft and the bacon nicely browned, 5-7 mins, stirring occasionally. TIP: If you don't have an ovenproof pan, just cook in a normal saucepan then transfer to an ovenproof dish before the risotto goes in the oven.


Add the mushrooms. Cook until browned, another 3-5 mins. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Stir in the arborio rice then add the cider vinegar, allowing it to evaporate completely before adding the stock. Stir and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pan with a lid (or seal it with foil). Pop on the middle shelf of your oven and bake until the rice is tender, 20-25 mins.


When the risotto is ready, remove from your oven and leave it to cool for 5 mins. Meanwhile, make the salad. In a large bowl, mix a squeeze of lemon juice with the honey and olive oil (see ingredients for amount). Season with salt and pepper. Add the baby leaf mix and toss to dress.


Take the lid off the risotto and stir in a knob of butter (if you have any) and three-quarters of the hard Italian cheese. Add a little lemon juice and the tarragon. Taste to make sure you are happy with the seasoning - add more salt, pepper or more lemon if necessary. Serve the risotto in bowls with some salad on top and a final sprinkling of cheese. Enjoy!