A wonderfully hearty risotto that is creamier than most. Makes a warming meal. See the footnotes for variations - such as mushroom instead of asparagus. Even my unadventurous and uber-carnivorous brother thinks it's delicious!
Mushroom variation - swap asparagus for 100g mushrooms and omit basil - cook as per above. Spinach variation - swap asparagus for bunch of baby spinach and add 1 tablespoon seeded mustard to onion/garlic/bacon at the start - cook as per above.
☺🍷🍴Can I freeze this gorgeous dish!🍴🍷☺ - 26 Aug 2014
The first time I made it was for a guest and it was AMAZING!!! It was the first time I made risotto and it turned out perfectly and only took exact 1 hour. Everybody enjoyed it and so did I. I am making it again today and hopefully it will turn out to be the same. LOVE IT THE BEST - 14 Jun 2011
What a find - an absolute winner. Certainly will be in my family favourites and I will pass it on. Thank you. - 23 May 2013