Cheesey Tomato and Bacon Risotto

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Cheesy Tomato Risotto

Melt 25 g/1oz butter in pan over low heat. Add 1 chopped onion, 1 carrot chopped into small cubes, chopped bacon, 1 chopped leek and 1 zucchini/courgette chopped into small cubes. Cook over low heat, stirring for 8 minutes. Add 1 cup arborio rice and stir until well coated. Add 450ml/2 cups chicken stock and  a 400g/14oz can of tomatoes. Bring to the boil, return heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Stir in 50 g/2oz grated cheddar and allow to stand for 5 mins. Serve topped with additional grated cheese.

You can add any other vegetables you like and substitite ham, chorizo etc for the bacon.

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