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Spring Vegetables and Bacon Risotto

Looking for a hearty lunch that's quick and easy to make?  Then we have the recipe for you!  Try our yummy vegetable and bacon risotto, and you won't be disappointed!


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 60g butter
  • 4 rashers bacon, diced
  • 3 chicken or beef stock cubes 
  • 2 cups boiling water 
  • 1 cup long grain rice, rinsed well 
  • 1 cup assorted finely chopped spring vegetables, such as carrot, zucchini and mushrooms


  1. In a large microwave safe glass bowl, combine the onion, butter and bacon. Cook for 3-4 minutes on HIGH (100%). Stir well.
  2. Dissolve the stock cubes in the boiling water. Pour into the dish with the onion and bacon, add the rice and vegetables. Cover and cook for 23-25 minutes on HIGH (100%). 
  3. Do not stir during cooking. At the end of this time, all of the liquid will be absorbed.
  4. Allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir with a fork and serve.

Serves 6-8.