One Pot Spinach, Bacon and Chicken Risotto is a labor of love that screams comfort in every bite!
I totally crush on risotto. It’s this creamy, luscious rice that you can add just about anything to and it will taste amazing! If you’re one of the bacon freaks like me, bacon is totally the perfect add-in. This dish is one of those comfort foods you have to spend some time on, but the results are always worth the effort. If you’ve never made risotto before, fear not. The trick here is to not rush things. Once your rice is slightly running, but to oozing all over the place, you’ve done good kid!
For anyone having a “Julie, your rice it’s runny at all” moment, these pictures are from the next day. A storm came in, I lost my light, and blah blah blah. I promise it was more runny the night before. But on the bright side, this dish reheats fabulously! The rice is a little thicker after a night in the fridge, but everything tasted yummy. While I called this a one pot meal, I prefer to use hot broth to add to the rice (making it a two pot dinner – which doesn’t sound as cool), but room temperature broth will be fine. The cooking takes a little longer. We’ll live. Cold broth is not advised. It back tracks the cooking process with each addition. Basically if your broth is cold, pop it in a measuring cup and heat it up in the microwave a little. Then you’ll be eating risotto in no time!