Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend.
My weekend was very busy. Time spent at the garden centre, supermarket, baking, walking the dog and a lot of work over at the allotment. Mum and I were up at six on Sunday morning to dig woodchip from a pile that had been left nearby and ship it to the allotment. We made four trips and got so much done. But it left me wondering when I was going to get time to make the Martha Mondays pick.
I love risotto. Love it. Mum often makes a plainish one with onion and we have it with sausages and vegetables for dinner. I love it. And this risotto did not disappoint. Whilst some of my friends think that it is difficult to make, I find that it isn’t difficult just time consuming. I managed to get not one thing done whilst I was making dinner, every few minutes adding more stock to the rice.
I made two changes. I used pancetta slices instead of bacon and I put the peas into the risotto earlier than the recipe called for. I think they would have still been too hard if I had put them in at the end.
I made the full batch and have a container ready for work on Monday. No doubt I will eat it cold – the best way!
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I don’t find it hard to make either, you just have to hang around the stove and stir it enough. I didn’t measure my liquid – just kept pouring until it was the right consistency. Pancetta would be good in this. I used frozen peas which don’t really need any cooking and were fine just being added at the end.
Yay! I’m so glad you liked it. I like the idea of substituting pancetta. As for the stirring, I usually bring a novel to read while I’m stirring 🙂
Good idea to use pancetta instead of bacon. I love risotto also, I love it very much, but I can’t eat it yet because of my diet. So I was disappointed that I didn’t get to make it, but I am glad that you made it and enjoyed it!
Good substitute, I too prefer pancetta over bacon. Finished dish looks yummy.
I wish I would of saeen this when I was looking to do Martha Monday! It is right up my ally I only needed the leeks! It would be good with anything or even all by itself! 🙂