Risotto With Peas and Pancetta

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Warm the oil in a heavy pan that will take everything later; a Dutch oven or saucepan of 10 inches diameter should be plenty big enough.
  • Add the pancetta and cook, stirring until it becomes crisp and bronzed, then add the peas and stir for a minute or so until the frozen look leaves them. If using thick-cut bacon and there is too much oil in pan, i think i would pour off until 2 Tbsp left before adding the peas.
  • Add the pasta and turn it about in the pancetta and peas, then pour in the boiling water.
  • Add salt cautiously (the pancetta and bacon are salty as is the Parmesan later); then turn down heat and let simmer for 10 minutes uncovered, though check on it a couple of times and give a stir or two, to stop it from sticking and see if you need to add a little more water.
  • When it's ready, the risotto should be soft and starchy and the water absorbed.
  • Beat the butter and Parmesan cheese into the pan, check the seasoning, and serve warm.
  • Note: to make garlic flavored oil, add a peeled garlic clove to regular olive oil and cook until golder,discard garlic, use the oil.
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