1Lightly fry chopped garlic,onion,pepper and sprouts
2Place bacon on a microwave tray,cover with paper towel and microwave on high 4-6 mns till crispy then set aside till later. Or grill if preferred.
3Add dry Arborio rice to the pan with the garlic and veg and stir till it absorbs the flavours.
4Dissolve the stock cubes in boiling water and add to rice mixture.
5Stir once to blend all ingredients
6Put lid on pan and cook on low/medium heat for 20 mns
7No need to keep stirring.
8Once rice has absorbed all the water take it off the heat and stir in the chopped crispy bacon
9Garnish with the dark leaves of spring onion
10S & P to taste.
There really is no need to do it the traditional way of adding stock a ladle at a time and continuous stirring.This works every time.
Add more veg if you like - peas,sweet corn etc
Stir in some cream cheese for a lush creamy taste or mature cheddar if preferred