Not that I am running out of ideas for cooking, I just plain and simple love Risotto.
I must give credit where credit is due though, my buddy Bruno reintroduced me to this traditional Italian dish a few month ago.
He had our family over for dinner one night and being Italian he had to cook a multi course meal of course, one of which was the best Risotto I had in Canada. That brought back the idea....
I used to make it years ago, but not until after that evening at Bruno's house did I start making it again. So I am back at it. Love it. Thanks to Bruno. (Who cooks many other great things too, unlike me).
If you are taking Lipitor or any other Cholesterol lowering medication, please stop reading now. This is only one 911 Call away from a heart attack type of Risotto.
Some call it Risotto Carbonara, in northern Italy they just call it what it is. Risotto with Speck.
After browning the bacon, I used half of the remaining bacon fat to quickly fry the rice before adding the stock and spices.
Maybe not the healthiest way to cook, but that's where all the flavor is. Can't help it. Salt alone won't do here, it needs that bacon flavor. Through and through. Parmesan cheese is low in fat anyway.... Try it. You will like it.