Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Lodge Cast Iron skillet for #BaconMonth for the purpose of creating a recipe
If you've just noticed, me and a whole bunch of bloggers (wrangled together by Julie of Bread Booze Bacon) are making bacon recipes ALL MONTH!
Guyssss #BaconMonth is almost over! And I couldn't let it pass without a serious shout-out to the best cast iron producer of all time: Lodge Cast Iron. Fun fact: my fiance has done Revolutionary War reenactments his whole life. I've attended a few, and we go ALL OUT. This means using cast iron for all the cooking, over a campfire. We always use Lodge and it is seriously the best.
Risotto really isn't as hard as people think! Give it a try :) Bacon makes everything awesome, so you'll be safe.
Check out the other recipes for today's #BaconMonth roundup!
Bacon and Cheese Homemade Tater Tots from Ashlee Marie
French Onion & Bacon Dip from Around My Family Table
Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn from Cooking in Stilettos
Cheesy Bacon Jalapeno Bread Sticks from A Dash of Sanity
Spinach & Bacon Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust from Bread Booze Bacon
Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Balls from A Simple Pantry
Coffee Maple Bacon from Nomageddon
Southern Bacon-Fried Cabbage from Love Bakes Good Cakes
Bacon Stout Risotto from Forking Up
Maple Bacon Monkey Muffins from It Is A Keeper
Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies with Bacon Salt from Hey Grill, Hey
Bacon Stout Risotto
- 4 slices bacon, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, diced
- 1/2 cup aroborro rice
- 1/2 cup dark stout beer
- 4-6 cups low sodium beef broth
- 1 tbsp chopped parsley
- handful of shredded cheese, for topping
-In your lodge cast iron, fry the bacon until desired done-ness (slightly crispy is always a good bet). Add the onions and garlic and cook until transluscent.
-Add the rice and stir until the rice has soaked up most of the bacon fat. Slowly add the stout, and stir until absorbed.
-Continue adding the beef broth, a half cup at a time, and stirring until liquid is absorbed. Once rice is soft, remove from heat and stir in the parsley. Top with cheese.