The speediest supper recipe - Blue Cheese, Celery and Walnut Risotto

Published Sunday, Oct 12 2014, 18:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Risotto is a great way to liven up rice and one of our favourite go-to speedy dinners when we're rushing in the kitchen.

This fuss-free recipe piles in bacon, celery, garlic and blue cheese to create a smooth and creamy dish. Its comforting taste and fuss-free method makes for an easy evening supper.

Celery, cheese and bacon risotto

© Fenland Celery


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 200g smoked bacon lardons
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 6 sticks Fenland celery, cut into 1 cm pieces, reserve green leaves
  • 400g risotto rice
  • 150 ml dry white wine
  • 1.1 litres chicken or vegetable stock, heated
  • 150g blue cheese, cubed


1 In a large frying pan heat the olive oil, add the bacon and cook until crispy, remove from the pan and reserve.

2 Add the onion, garlic and celery and cook very slowly for 10 minutes without colouring, add the rice and turn up the heat, continue to stir for a minute until the rice is slightly translucent.

3 Add the wine and allow to evaporate. Turn down the heat and gradually start adding the stock, stirring, allowing each addition of stock to be absorbed before adding the next, this will take approx. 15 -20 minutes.

4 Check the rice is cooked, adding a little boiling water if necessary.

5 Sprinkle over the cheese and bacon, cover and leave for 2 minutes.

6 Stir lightly, the cheese will have melted and be oozing through the risotto, add a scattering of torn celery leaves and serve immediately.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

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