Nigella orzo pancetta peas recipes

Pancetta and pea risotto

Pancetta and pea risotto

I saw this recipe on the newly slim Nigellas cookery programme Nigellisima. It cooks much quicker than a normal risotto as orzo pasta is used instead of risotto rice
Orzo Risotto

Orzo Risotto

Nigella uses pancetta, but I had bacon instead, and I decided to add mushrooms. This recipe is based on the Nigella Lawson recipe in her Nigellissima book (featured on the TV series)

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I first came across the idea of an orzotto from Nigella Lawson in her Nigellissima cookbook. a lot less refined than Nigella's in terms of seasoning, so when following her recipes, I tend to improvise and increase the seasoning quite a bit just to punch up the flavors