Our Thermomix Bacon & Tomato Risotto is the perfect family dinner... quick, easy and totally delicious!
Nothing beats a risotto made in the Thermomix... there's absolutely no stirring involved... just set and forget!
This Thermomix Bacon & Tomato Risotto is always a family favourite in our house. It gets the tick of approval from our toddler, plus we love it too (bonus!). I like to add a bit of chilli to my bowl when I'm dishing up too (but if everyone in your family likes chilli, I'd definitely suggest adding it to the tomato sauce when you're making the risotto).
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Thermomix Bacon & Tomato Risotto
- 60 g parmesan cheese
- 15 g olive oil
- 150 g bacon, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves (or 2 teaspoon minced garlic)
- 400 g tin diced tomatoes
- pinch of chilli flakes (optional) - see notes
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs
- sea salt and pepper, to season
- 1 brown onion
- 20 g olive oil
- 25 g butter
- 350 g arborio rice
- 1000 g liquid vegetable stock - see notes
- 100 g white wine
- 100 g baby spinach leaves
- Place the parmesan cheese into the Thermomix bowl and grate on Speed 8, 8 seconds. Set aside in a seperate bowl. Wash and dry the Thermomix bowl.
- Place the olive oil and bacon into the Thermomix bowl and cook for 3 minutes, Varoma, Speed 1, Reverse (MC off).
- Add the garlic, tomatoes, chilli (optional), dried herbs, salt and pepper and cook for 12 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1, Reverse. Pour the sauce into the ThermoServer and set aside. Wash and dry the Thermomix bowl.
- Add the onion to the Thermomix bowl and chop on Speed 5, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
- Add the olive oil and butter and cook for 3 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1.
- Put the butterfly into place and add the rice and wine. Cook for 2 minutes, 100 degrees, Reverse, Speed 1.
- Add the vegetable stock and cook for a further 16 minutes, 100 degrees, Reverse, Speed 1 (MC off - but place the rice basket over the top of the MC hole to catch any splatters).
- Pour into the ThermoServer (with the tomato sauce) and stir through the baby spinach and reserved parmesan cheese. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Serve with extra parmesan cheese.
I was looking for something tasty, fast & super simple which used ingredients I already had in my cupboard / fridge! This was the recipe & it was DELICIOUS!
I agree with others - I’d reduce the amount of liquid next time, but honestly, that was a small issue in light of the happy faces & full tummies around the dinner table tonight!
Fantastic! We're so glad it was a hit Clare!
This was very tasty although I made a few adjustments and would make a few more next time. The garlic should be chopped first (there were a couple of surprises in some bowls!), I added zucchini and celery to up the veg which I blitzed in with the onion after the onion was cooked (would probably not blitz so much next time), as per earlier comments added about 600ml of stock only and I feel like this was the perfect amount. It also allowed me to add back the bacon and tomato and mix together in the thermy. YUM!
Fantastic! We're thrilled you liked it!!
A new family favourite in our house, which everyone eats (I only have a handful of these unicorn kind of meals). I had to use passata the first time, as I had no tinned tomatoes, and I was delicious.
The only change I regularly make is doing step 3 in reverse mode, as it stops the bacon from being chopped to tiny bits.
Recipe was delicious, however it was extremely runny for me and I don't know what I done wrong cos I actually put less stock in that what the recipe called for...Next time I will put even less. Thanks for the recipe though, I had all the ingredients ready to go!
Mine turned out very liquidy.. What would I have done wrong?
Hi Kylie, I would suggest letting it rest for a bit longer before serving. When the risottos finish cooking, they're very liquidy, but if you place them into a ThermoServer for at least 10 minutes, they'll thicken right up! xx
Laura Mitchell says
Great safe family dish, makes a mammoth amount! Made this a couple of times now.
Hi, I’m making this tomorrow. Do you have to use 1000g liquid stock? Or Can you substitute with thermi veg stock ?