Monday, 6 October 2008

Kelly's celebrating

My SBS15 sister Kelly has gone over 10,000 hits and is celebrating with blog candy!

She wants to know what your fav. meal to cook is... Here is a recipe I thought I would share:

Chicken and Basil Risotto
cooking time: 30-45mins, serves 4


2 cups Arborio Rice
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 large onion, diced

1 garlic clove, chopped finely
1 fresh red chilli, chopped finely
handful basil leaves
2 chicken breasts
1cm lemon grass, finely chopped 

400ml can coconut cream
1-2 cups chicken stock

##Using electric frypan or a large deep saucepan##

1.Heat oil in pan - put onions, garlic and chilli in pan. (Med-High heat)

2. when onion is starting to brown add the chicken to the pan & seal chicken.

3. tip in the rice - stir, wait until the rice starts to become see through (it will still be opaque in the middle - this means it is sufficiently coated with oil) 

4. Add a ladleful of chicken stock and coconut cream, the lemon grass and the basil leaves. Simmer for 1min then turn pan down to a moderate heat

5. Add alternate ladles of the chicken stock and coconut cream until all used up and
 absorbed <<>> as the rice is cooking the grains soften and merge.

6. When Risotto looks creamy, grate in some fresh parmesan cheese or a small amount of butter. Leave to rest for 5mins

7. Serve up risotto (you can garnish it with some basil leaves if you wish)


  1. hi
    how was your day?
    i liked your blog
    you are fantastic!!!

    really nice blog
    fabulous fantastic
    take care
    see you

  2. this recipe looks fantastic - i think i'll have to put it in the rotation :) thanks for sharing!

  3. Ok so now I am hungry!! Love your blog!

  4. yummy sammi

    hope all is well with you


  5. Mmmm sounds yummy!!
    Love Becky xx

  6. Sounds scrummy going to do it for tea tomorrow night! LOL!
    Hope you're ok and speak soon. Hugs Em.x

  7. Oooh that sounds really yummy Sammi. Hope you're okay xxx

  8. Yummo!!! I must try this. Thanks for the sweet comment.


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