Bacon and Asparagus risotto

An ideal weekday supper for gluten-free friends, not as tricky as you think.


Bacon and asparagus risotto

Serves two (generously!)

1 small onion, diced

half a pack of asparagus tips, chopped

4 rashers of bacon, rind removed and chopped

half a mug of Arborio rice

1 Knorr chicken stock pot (or other GF option)

600ml boiling water



splash of white wine

Parmesan cheese

1) Heat some oil and butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion and asparagus and soften for around 5 minutes.

2) Meanwhile, add the stock pot to a separate saucepan and add the boiling water. Stir to dissolve the stock pot. Keep it on a low heat to gently simmer.

3) Add the bacon to the onion and asparagus and sautรฉ until cooked.

4) Add the rice to the pan and stir to fully incorporate.

5) Add the splash of wine and allow it to evaporate and be absorbed before adding your first ladle of stock.

6) Wait until the stock as mostly been absorbed before adding a second. Keep adding stock in this manner for the next 20 minutes.

7) Test the rice to check it is cooked through. Add a knob of butter and a generous grated amount of Parmesan and stir through.

8) Serve, with extra Parmesan on top to complete the dish.



2 thoughts on “Bacon and Asparagus risotto

  1. Hi Rebecca,
    Good to see the new blog, I hope you enjoy writing it as much as we enjoy reading – and tasting.
    I understand your need to be gluten free, but can I clarify, are we able to substitute other (ie non GF) ingredients? I think rissotto is a great meal, you can make a good meal out of a few ingredients.


    1. Hi Alison, thank you so much for following my new ventures! I can only test the recipes with GF ingredients, but I am pretty confident it would work just as well with non-GF alternatives, I just can’t say for definite. Hope that helps ๐Ÿ™‚


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