Clam Risotto with Bacon and Chives

Clam Risotto with Bacon and Chives
Photo by © Melanie Acevedo


  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or scallion tops
  • 3 cups bottled clam juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups water, more if needed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • ¼ teaspoon salt, more if needed
    • ¼ pound bacon, slices cut crosswise into thin strips
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 cup drained chopped clams
    • 2 cups arborio rice

1. In a medium saucepan, bring the clam juice and water to a simmer. 2. In a large pot, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove the bacon from the pot and pour off all the fat. In the same pot, heat the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the o...

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