Fava Bean and Bacon Risotto Recipe

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Fava Bean and Bacon Risotto
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  1. Cook the fava beans in a saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Drain and plunge into ice-cold water to cool. Peel away and discard the outer shells and set the beans aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a heavy saucepan. Add the onion and bacon and cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Add the rice and beans and continue to cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add enough hot stock to cover the rice and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until most of the stock has been absorbed. Continue adding the stock in this way until it is almost completely absorbed and rice is tender.
  4. Remove from the heat, stir in the grated Parmesan, and season to taste. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan shavings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 681.72 Kcal (2854 kJ)
Calories from fat 159.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.68g 27%
Cholesterol 61.63mg 21%
Sodium 1359.28mg 57%
Potassium 913.73mg 19%
Total Carbs 90.35g 30%
Sugars 17.19g 69%
Dietary Fiber 10.31g 41%
Protein 38.72g 77%
Vitamin C 8.1mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Calcium 204.7mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 118.34 Kcal (495 kJ)
Calories from fat 27.62 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.07g 27%
Cholesterol 10.7mg 21%
Sodium 235.96mg 57%
Potassium 158.61mg 19%
Total Carbs 15.68g 30%
Sugars 2.98g 69%
Dietary Fiber 1.79g 41%
Protein 6.72g 77%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 13%
Iron 0.5mg 15%
Calcium 35.5mg 20%

* 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

  • 14.3
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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