• Serves 4
  • 55 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients
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More hearty than a risotto.. this Panissa Rice is a real family pleaser! Serve with a fresh green salad to keep it nice and light.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • %0 gram piece smoked pancetta, cut into 1cm chunks
  • 50 grams salami , chopped roughly
  • 2 med onions , roughly chopped
  • 2 sticks celery , chopprd roughly
  • 1 litre beef stock
  • 1 bunch ( 30 gm) fresh rosemary
  • 300 grams arborio rice
  • 250 mls red wine
  • 400gm tin tomatoes
  • 400gm tin borlotti beans
  • 4 sprigs fresh flat leaf parsley , chopped fine


  1. Place the meats into a cold pan over a med-high heat , to let fat render . stir occasionally
  2. Stir the celery and onions in to the meat , cook for 10 minutes.or until soft, stirring occasionally
  3. in a separate pan , simmer the stock and rosemary
  4. Stir rice into the veg mixture to toast for 2 minutes, then pour in the wine and let cook away.
  5. Roughly mash tomatoes ( or used diced) then start adding the stock, a ladleful at a time, letting each addition cook away before adding the next. Keep an eye on it at this time and stir constantly for about 20 minutes. ( or until rice is cooked, but not too soft) ( discard the rosemary )
  6. Drain the beans and add to the rice with the last ladelfull of stock.
  7. Season to taste with black pepper
  8. stir in parsley Sprinkle with parmesan if desired

Notes... Hearty and filling this rice is cooked in the same way as a risotto but is a bit more of a meal. They say you know its ready when the spoon can stand up in the middle of it !
  • Looks like it will be a very moorish dish, with the addition of salami and pancetta. You could also serve with some steamed greens instead of salad


  • Sorry to ask how much smoked pancetta needs to be used. Very interesting recipe.

    • I imagine with the rest of the recipe and the amounts it would be 50 g – but might be wrong?

      • Yes 50. Sorry. I thought I corrected that !


  • I do love a variety of tasty rice dishes – thanks for your recipe. I do like the meat and other ingredients in this recipe.


  • This recipe looks and sounds great! Will have to give it a try – thanks for sharing!


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