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French Onion and Bacon Risotto

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French Onion and Bacon Risotto
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 4

Conquer your fear of making risotto at home—it’s time. Sure, risotto fares a little on the fancy side, but it’s totally doable and more worth it than ever, thanks to this version filled with caramelized onions and topped with crispy bacon. MORE+ LESS-

November 5, 2018
Progresso Broth
Make with
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

5
tablespoons butter
3
medium onions, thinly sliced (3 cups)
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ beef flavored broth
1 1/2
cups uncooked arborio rice
1/2
cup dry white wine
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
6
slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled (1/2 cup)

Steps

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  • 1
    In 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter over high heat. Add onions; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Reduce heat to medium; cook 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are deeply browned. Transfer onions to bowl.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat broth over medium heat until hot. Reduce heat to low; keep hot while cooking rice.
  • 3
    In 4-quart saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-high heat. Stir in rice. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until edges of kernels are translucent. Stir in wine. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until wine is absorbed.
  • 4
    Reduce heat to medium. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the hot broth mixture; cook uncovered 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until broth is absorbed. Stir in another 1 1/2 cups of the broth mixture; cook uncovered 5 to 7 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until broth is absorbed.
  • 5
    Stir in remaining 1 cup broth. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until rice is just tender. Stir in caramelized onions, Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of the cooked bacon and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir vigorously until rice is creamy. Serve immediately, garnished with remaining 1/4 cup bacon. Serve with more Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Heating the broth helps the rice cook evenly in a short amount of time.
  • Arborio rice is a high-starch, short-grained Italian rice often used for making risotto. Find it in the rice and beans aisle of the grocery store.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
13g
65%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
1370mg
57%
Potassium
280mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
72g
24%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
5g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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