Broccoli & Bacon Risotto

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Try out this tasty broccoli and bacon risotto recipe for your next lunch or dinner idea! Cooked with medium grain rice, this dish has authentic Italian flavour.

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This recipe was originally designed for 4 people. Amended serving sizes for 1, 2, 6, and 8 people are intended to serve as general guidance only. Cooking times may need to be adjusted to suit your amended serving size.
  • 2 cup SunRice Arborio Risotto Rice

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil

  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)

  • 4 rasher Smoked Rindless Bacon (diced)

  • 2 cup Broccoli (cut into small rosettes)

  • 2 cup Chicken Stock

  • 6 tbsp Parmesan Cheese (grated, plus extra to sprinkle on top)

  • 2 tbsp Light Sour Cream

  • 1 pinch Salt and Pepper (to taste)


Calrose rice is a round, tender and succulent grain, allowing it to lock in moisture when it is cooked. This rice is often used in dishes that require a bit more creaminess, like paella or risotto. It is also ideal in your favourite Middle Eastern, Korean and Spanish dishes.








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  • Heat oil in a saucepan, add onion, bacon and cook gently for one minute.

  • Add broccoli, stir and cook gently for two minutes. Add rice and cook for a further two minutes, stirring until rice is well coated and glossy.

  • Add stock one cup at a time, stirring continuously after every addition, until the stock is completely absorbed before adding more. Continue adding stock until rice is tender (approx. 30 mins).

  • Stir in sour cream, parmesan cheese and season to taste.

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