Another Stab at Chicken Risotto… this time I’m done!

29 Apr

I love risotto – who doesn’t? But how on earth can anyone actually make it, at home, themselves, without going to a restaurant or getting it out of a packet? It just does NOT COMPUTE.

Anyway – I have a history with this favourite rice dish, in that I just can’t make it.  My previous attempt turned into cement that you could actually hold above your head in a pan without it moving a millimetre. You can read about that poor slice of sludge here!

My most recent attempt wasn’t much better, this was another try using chicken and this time some red pepper too. Despite doing the recommended pouring and stirring I still managed to miss the sweet spot when you can reasonably call your dish a risotto before the rice sucks up ALL OF THE MOISTURE IN THE WORLD and turns into porridge.
chick1It actually made a rather good chicken fried rice though. So all was not lost.

Although I managed to kill yet another poor pan. I worry they’re all going to leave home one day. Look at what I do to them here and here!

The pan just about survived to live another day – my desire to perfect a risotto however is DEAD. I’m done.

chick2

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3 Responses to “Another Stab at Chicken Risotto… this time I’m done!”

  1. Jo Wadsworth 29/04/2015 at 7:07 pm #

    Maybe try taking off the heat when the rice is almost, almost there, but still fairly wet, and then putting a damp tea towel over the pan for 5-10 minutes?

    Also, dotting butter and grating loads of Parmesan over it once done doesn’t half help that lovely creamy consistency …

    • Alice Can't Cook 03/05/2015 at 10:41 am #

      Thanks Jo, but honestly it’s going to be a long time before I attempt this again 😦

  2. Frank 13/10/2015 at 3:56 am #

    I am a experienced chef who would love to share my recipes, that are easy as well as i am wiling to do video lessons and weekly recipes..FOR FREE come see me on twitter and instagram @heavenlyeating and my website heavenlyeating.com look forword to helping you!

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