This recipe is part of my new Cooking for One series. On the first Sunday/Monday of each month, I’ll post a simple yet satisfying meal that is perfectly portioned for people cooking for themselves.
Risotto is Shawn’s favorite, but I cook it for myself from time to time as well. It may seem like a fussy dish, but if you use a pan with plenty of surface area, a single-sized portion cools up in no time.
The last few weeks have been cold and damp, and I’ve been craving comfort food. I came up with this recipe one rainy night when I hadn’t been to the grocery store and didn’t feel like leaving the house..Luckily, I know that as long as I have risotto rice in the cabinet, a satisfying meal is never far away!
Kale has been one of my favorite risotto mix-ins lately – it contributes a deep, earthy flavor to the rice and breaks up the texture to keep the dish from being too dense. I really love the way it paired with the crispy bacon in this recipe! Crowned with a runny yolked fried egg, this was easy enough to make for myself and delicious enough to serve to a crowd. It was a great reminder that just because I’m stuck cooking for just myself some nights, it doesn’t mean I can’t eat well!