Nigella pasta risotto with pancetta and peas recipes

PASTA RISOTTO WITH PEAS AND PANCETTA

PASTA RISOTTO WITH PEAS AND PANCETTA

I have never cooked with orzo pasta before but I have to say this worked really well - it is just like risotto but a lot quicker and easier as you aren't constantly stirring and adding stock
Pancetta and pea risotto

Pancetta and pea risotto

I saw this recipe on the newly slim Nigellas cookery programme Nigellisima. It cooks much quicker than a normal risotto as orzo pasta is used instead of risotto rice
Orzo Risotto

Orzo Risotto

Nigella uses pancetta, but I had bacon instead, and I decided to add mushrooms. This recipe is based on the Nigella Lawson recipe in her Nigellissima book (featured on the TV series)
Second Helpings from Nigellissima

Second Helpings from Nigellissima

On the Nigellissima Christmas Special the bit at the end shows Nigella with a fit of the giggles when making this, there is something comical about shaping it, I was giggling too
Meal Planning Monday - 20th January 2014

Meal Planning Monday - 20th January 2014

Another big hit this week was Nigella's Broccoli and Stilton Soup. Pea & Pancetta Pasta Risotto. Pasta bake is a great comfort food and Simon Hopkinson's Baked Pappardelle with Pancetta and Porcini is always a winner