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Bacon: Add it to risotto

April 22, 2009 |  6:03 pm

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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

Photo credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

No. 30: Key to longevity?

No. 29: Blame it on chemistry

No. 28: Have fun with the Health section

No. 27: Use Padma to sell bacon burgers ... and convert bacon's unbelievers

No. 26: Make a bacon pillow

No. 25: Bacon explosion

Nos. 20-24: Make dessert

No. 19: Make a bacon-doughnut-cheeseburger

No. 18: Bacon bath salts

No. 17: Chicken-fried bacon, a.k.a. "bacon porn"

No. 16: Use bacon grease on your popcorn

No. 15: Get a bacon tattoo

No. 14: Make chocolate cupcakes with bacon cream cheese frosting

No. 13: Cover it in chocolate

No. 12: Make a bacon piñata

No. 11: Write letters about it

No. 10: Use it as currency

No. 9: Bacon chips

No. 8: Rumaki

No. 7: Lentils and bacon

No. 6: Gift it

No. 5: Maple-bacon biscuits

No. 4: Roasted potato salad

No. 3: Apple bacon coffeecake

No. 2: Panzanella

No. 1: Candied Bacon Martini

Bacon recipes galore!

Even more bacon recipes

The post that started it all....

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