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Creamy Risotto with Crunchy Bacon Bits

I once read that cooking risotto is one heck of a way to impress one’s date. This is from a funny but serious-toned relationship book of my brother’s, a bit like Barney Stinson’s The Bro Code. Since the author highly approves of this dish — and in fact chose this among a myriad of other classy dishes available — I’d placed risotto in my must-learn, must-try dishes.

arborio rice
Arborio rice is easy to cook al dente without overbrowning

Honestly speaking, the stirring involved in cooking risotto can be a bit tiring, but if you’ve got a wonderful recipe it’s totally worth it. The bacon risotto recipe I’ve posted below is relatively simple compared to other recipes I’ve scoured on the net and it’s also straightforward (creamy risotto and crispy bacon, yum!).

Oh, and just one more thing before you move on to the recipe below. The secret to a delicious risotto is good homemade broth! Keep it simmering until you have to add it to the rice.

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A Bacon Appreciation Post

burger king bacon sundae
Burger King's new bacon sundae

So, I guess you’ve heard about Burger King’s new bacon sundae.

I love bacon, occasionally enjoy sundae, and am normally excited to try out new dishes, but — surprise — I think I’d pass on this one. I just don’t find it appetising, plus it contains 510 calories according to Yahoo News and, apparently, the chocolate in the sundae is more sugar than chocolate.

 

Usually I’d be delighted to be presented anything with bacon, and I agree wholeheartedly that if you’re going to cheat in your diet it’s got to be bacon, but that bacon sundae doesn’t quite cut it for me.

I’ve read quite a lot of reviews saying that it’s surprisingly good though, but even though I’m curious about it, I’m not interested enough.

 

But let’s not get this in the way of appreciating the full awesomeness that is bacon. Here’s a chart (credit seen on the lower part of the photo) that will enlighten you on whether you should eat bacon. (It’s pretty clear: you should.)

chart on should you eat bacon