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Super Green Risotto

This risotto is made with lots of kale, green peas and fresh herbs to make it super green! Topped with a little bacon and a dollop of greek yoghurt - this mouth watering dish is perfect for lunch or a light dinner with friends.  

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves 4   


1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 onion - chopped finely
100g streaky bacon, cut into small pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
½ cup white wine
3 cups chicken stock
black pepper

500g fresh green peas, shelled/ or 1 cup frozen
A handful fresh basil leaves
A handful fresh mint

To serve

½ cup plain yoghurt
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
A handful of Pea shoots
Extra rashers bacon, cooked


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large casserole dish over medium high heat. Fry the bacon, onions and garlic for 4-5 minutes until the bacon pieces are slightly brown. Add the rice, stir once, then pour in the wine. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes. Add chicken stock.

  2. Bring to boil. Cover the pan with a lid, then turn the heat low and continue to cook for 15-18 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. While the rice is cooking, make the green puree. In a food processor, blitz the frozen peas, kale, mint and parsley to a smooth puree. Add a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Continue to blitz until smooth.

  4. When the risotto is al dente, Fold the green puree, grated parmesan and lemon juice into the bacon risotto. Serve with more parmesan cheese, a dollop of yoghurt, some pea shoots and extra bacon.

  5. Delightfully crisp Giesen Riesling compliments very well with the fresh green flavours of this risotto. Enjoy!