Creamy Pancetta Rice

Total Time
45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Brown pancetta and onions in large skillet over medium heat, cook until onions begin to brown (about 8 minutes).
  2. Add half-and-half; bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add rice, cranberries, pistachios, salt and pepper.
  5. Stir until well blended.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is different! :) The salty pancetta and pistachio are nicely balanced with sweetness from the red onion and cranberries, and the half-and-half adds wonderful undertones of richness. This is probably not something I'd place in my regular rotation; it's too special and more like a holiday treat for my family. Thanks, Elmotoo! Made for Aussie NZ Recipe Swap #23.

4 5

This was really interesting. I loved the pancetta and onions with the rice but found the cranberries a bit odd but enjoyable and I liked the creaminess - I used Trader Joe's frozen brown rice. Surprisingly my DH who often doesn't like hard or chewy mixed with soft textures, really liked this. I kept thinking it needed some other type of seasoning but I'm not sure what. I will for sure make this again and maybe play with it a little just for fun! I think maybe I'll try fresh cranberries in place of the dried. Thanks for sharing Bethie! Made for 2014 Culinary Quest for the Crusin Culinary Queens