Bacon, Leek and Corn Risotto

A hearty yet pleasingly light risotto recipe that’s packed with tasty bacon, leek and corn – it’s delicious, quick, and super easy to make!

Risotto is so delicious and versatile! Serve as a simple starter, or bulk up with delicious protein like bacon, and eat it as a hearty main with crunchy bread.

Bacon and leek risotto

This Bacon, Leek and Corn Risotto recipe is definitely a hearty melt-in-your-mouth meal! It’s so quick and easy to make too, and can be easily customised to suit your family’s tastes by adding in different veggies, or swapping out the bacon for a different meat.

I like to serve my Bacon, Leek and Corn Risotto with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese and a side of crunchy garlic bread.

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Bacon, leek and corn risotto

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 5 1x
  • Category: [url href=""]Rice and Pasta[/url]


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 leek, halved, washed, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 rashers bacon, rind removed, diced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, frozen
  • Parmesan cheese, to serve


  1. Heat oil in a medium frying pan over medium – high heat.
  2. Add leek, garlic and bacon, fry until leek is soft and bacon browned.
  3. Add rice to frypan and stir for 1 minute covering rice in oil.
  4. Add rice mix to rice cooker with chicken stock, close lid and cook on risotto setting.
  5. When finished add corn kernels, stir through, close lid and sit for 3 minutes, or until corn is heated through.
  6. Serve with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese

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Sarah Dohl March 3, 2014 - 5:54 PM

I’ve never made risotto in a rice cooker, could I use the microwave version?

Rachel October 13, 2014 - 1:18 PM

Just to confirm- do you use a whole leek or half a leek for this recipe?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 14, 2014 - 12:14 PM

Hi Rachel, Yes i use half a leek thinly sliced.:)

Show musht go on October 16, 2014 - 11:47 PM

Impressive! I always cook it in Redmond 4502 multicooker – it is fantastic! All my friends love food from multicooker, because it is very fast and tasty, and this recipe too, try it in multicooker, you will be pretty surprised.

Darcy April 4, 2017 - 9:16 AM

Hi Katrina, sounds lovely. How long do u cook it for in rice cooker? I don’t have a rice cooker, but if it doesn’t take too long, I think I will dash out and buy one as I am going back to full time work. Thanks

Sherri April 28, 2017 - 7:14 PM

I just made this and I’m a massive fan of risotto- it delicious!

Sienna Cini August 5, 2020 - 4:07 PM

I actually went out and bought myself a multicooker just to make this recipe (only had an old rice cooker that did just that) – well worth it. yummo!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife August 6, 2020 - 1:15 PM

Wow Sienna, that’s dedication to risotto 🙂 I am very happy to hear that your purchase was worth it. Thank you for sharing lovely. Kat x

Suzan October 17, 2021 - 7:47 AM

I don’t know if I am looking at this wrong, but I can’t seem to find the actual recipes on your website???? Like with the ingredients etc

Rochelle Pillari October 17, 2021 - 3:17 PM

I can no longer see the recipe and I love this one trying to cook. From memory. Please put this recipe back

Dale February 16, 2022 - 8:33 PM

What else could you use instead of a rice cooker?


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