Risotto With Turnips and Bacon

Recipe by Aramis83
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    slices bacon
  • 1
    small onion, chopped
  • 2
    medium turnips, peeled & diced into 1/4-inch pieces (about 1/2 pound total)
  • 1
    bunch turnip greens, cut into 1/4-inch wide slices & stems chopped (optional)
  • 3 12
  • 34
  • 14
    cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a 3-quart heavy saucepan cook bacon over moderate heat until crisp and golden. Transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon fat in pan.
  • In a small saucepan bring broth to a simmer and keep at a bare simmer.
  • Heat reserved bacon fat over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and sauté onion, stirring, until just beginning to soften. Stir in turnips (and greens if using) and rice and sauté, stirring constantly, 1 minute.
  • Stir in 1 cup simmering broth and cook, stirring constantly and keeping at a strong simmer, until absorbed. Continue simmering and adding broth, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and letting each addition be absorbed before adding next, until rice is tender and creamy-looking but still al dente, about 18 minutes total.
  • Stir in cheese and crumbled bacon.
  • Garnish with bacon crumbles and freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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