Black-Eyed Pea Risotto with Bacon and Southern Greens (Guy Fieri) Recipe

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Black-Eyed Pea Risotto with Bacon and Southern Greens (Guy Fieri)
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  1. Place peas in a pot and put enough cold water to cover beans. Soak for one hour. Then bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer until fully cooked, about one hour.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, heat olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter, add onions, celery and peppers, when translucent and just starting to caramelize, add in garlic and saute briefly, add in rice and saute, stirring frequently to coat kernels with the oil for 2 minutes. Slowly start adding in the hot chicken stock 1 cup at a time, stirring constantly on medium-low heat. Continue this method until chicken stock remaining is about 1 cup and check for the consistency of the rice. It should be creamy with a tiny bit of resistance to the grain. Turn off heat, drain peas well, and slowly fold into risotto, adding the 2 tablespoons of remaining butter, Parmesan and salt and pepper, to taste. If risotto is too thick, gently stir in the remaining chicken stock to desired consistency.
  3. Heat reserved bacon fat in a saute pan, stir in greens, allowing them to wilt, when almost wilted, add in 4 tablespoons vinegar, when wilted, add in bacon, zest and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place risotto on serving plate(s) and top with the Southern Greens, dress with reserved tablespoon of vinegar and the extra-virgin olive oil. Garnish with a sprinkle of Parmesan.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 480.39 Kcal (2011 kJ)
Calories from fat 176.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.56g 30%
Cholesterol 28.72mg 10%
Sodium 457.49mg 19%
Potassium 399.61mg 9%
Total Carbs 53.46g 18%
Sugars 5.42g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2.07g 8%
Protein 13.63g 27%
Vitamin C 12.3mg 21%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 91.8mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 117.11 Kcal (490 kJ)
Calories from fat 42.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.77g 30%
Cholesterol 7mg 10%
Sodium 111.53mg 19%
Potassium 97.41mg 9%
Total Carbs 13.03g 18%
Sugars 1.32g 22%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 8%
Protein 3.32g 27%
Vitamin C 3mg 21%
Iron 0.1mg 2%
Calcium 22.4mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.8
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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