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red cabbage and bacon

Italian red cabbage and bacon risotto

The Saporito
Red cabbage and bacon are just made for each other. Add them to the hearty rice and you'll get an elegant Italian purple risotto
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6
Calories 423 kcal


  • 11 oz (300 g) red cabbage
  • 1 ½ cup (300 g) rice
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • ½ carrot (diced)
  • 1 little stalk of celery (diced)
  • ½ cup white wine (optional)
  • 4 oz (100 g) diced bacon
  • water
  • grated cheese (Parmesan)
  • olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • salt, pepper


  • Put together the onion, carrot, celery, bacon and fry them in oil
  • Finely chop the cabbage
  • And add it to the bacon and vegetables mix
  • Cook for 10 minutes on low heat
  • Add rice to cabbage, stir and cook for 2 minutes Add white wine to the rice and cook until the wine evaporates (if cooking without wine, just skip this step)
  • Add  water (to completely cover the rice and cabbage), salt, pepper and cook until the rice is completely ready (15-20 minutes).
  • If necessary, add some water from time to time
  • Remove the finished red cabbage risotto from the heat, add grated cheese and butter. Stir well