Bacon: Add it to risotto
Reader Lisa Henderson sent us a request for the Apple-wood smoked bacon and farm-fresh egg risotto from the Ojai Valley Inn:
"Dear SOS: Four of us recently went to the Ojai Valley Inn and had the best risotto! It was a bacon and egg risotto and had an egg yolk on top, which you broke open over the risotto before digging in. It was so good we all wanted more and could have licked the plate clean! If chef Jamie West wold give us the recipe, we would be very grateful."
Of course, I couldn't wait to get the recipe and test it. It was a hit, and we're running it as this week's Culinary SOS. Oh, and I've decided to make it No. 31 on my list of 1,001 things to do with bacon. Check below for the rest of the list so far.
-- Noelle Carter
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