Last Week’s Favourite Recipe – Chilli, Bacon & Sweet Potato Risotto

April 30, 2015
by hellofreshau Uncategorized @au

    Our risotto was a wonderful warming winner! Whip it up to find out why, see the recipe here.


    Risotto is one of the more laborious recipes we do at HelloFresh. But we assure you it is well worth the effort and the flavours never disappoint. The sweet potato perfectly compliments the delicious creamy taste and texture of the arborio rice. Enjoy this one amongst your beloved.

    Ingredients for two people

    400 gsweet potato, peeled & diced
    1 tbsvegetable stock powder
    1 Lboiling water
    50 gbutter
    1 tbsolive oil
    1/2brown onion, peeled & diced
    2garlic cloves, peeled & crushed
    1birdseye chilli, chopped
    150 gbacon, rind removed & chopped
    200 garborio rice
    100 mlwhite wine (optional)
    1 tbsparsley, chopped
    1/2lemon, grated
    50 gparmesan, chopped

    HelloFresh recipe

    1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/180ºC fan-forced.

    2. Coat the sweet potato with some olive oil and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Spread out the sweet potato evenly on a baking tray and put into the oven for 20 minutes, or until soft and golden brown.

    3. In a pot, bring the water to the boil and dissolve the vegetable stock powder. Leave the pot on a low heat to keep it warm.

    4. Heat the butter and oil in a pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, chilli, and bacon and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until the onion softens and the bacon has coloured. Add the arborio rice and cook for a further 1 minute. Add half of the white wine and a ladle of stock to the pan and stir until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid, add the remaining wine and another ladle of stock and continue this process until the rice is al dente.

    5. Stir the sweet potato into the rice and then distribute evenly between bowls. Garnish with some parsley, a squeeze of lemon and a good grating of parmesan.

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