This recipe sounded amazing to me. I had to try it. Plus, I had a leek left over from last week and bacon was on sale this week. Bonus!
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This recipe said it serves 8, and after skimming through the ingredient list, I realized I would need to cut the recipe in half. It called for 4 leeks and I only had 1.
The first thing I did was cut up my shallot, leek and thyme.
Then I cooked the bacon and set it aside. The recipe called for you to add oil to the pan at this point. I ignored that, poured out some of the bacon fat, and used the rest in place of the oil. I cooked up the leeks, shallot, thyme and garlic. Then I added the arborio rice.
This was a delicious side with our dinner.