Risotto is comfort food at its best, and you can ring the changes by adding almost any ingredients you have to hand. This one uses a selection of chicken, pancetta, leeks and courgettes.
Sliced green beans or mange-tout would also be good as alternatives to peas.
This is a very good base for a risotto, and I was very pleased with the result. I didn't have all the ingredients so I used onions and green beans instead of leeks and frozen peas, but it was still very tasty. And the bacon lardons really add flavour. - 04 Sep 2008
Lovely! I wanted to make it for 6 so I did one and a half times the recipe, it made LOADS so next time I'll just stick to the amounts in the recipe I served it with a homemade red onion focaccia bread, it was gorgeous! Thanks - 08 Jan 2013
Used different ingredients. I used home grown onions and green beans instead of leeks and frozen peas. And they worked very well. - 04 Sep 2008