Risotto (Chicken & Mushroom)
This video is more about the technique of making risotto rather than the recipe itself. But I do like a nice chicken & mushroom risotto!


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  • 600 ml (20 fl oz) stock – vegetable or chicken
  • 200 g (7 oz) Arborio rice
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes
  • 1 small leek, thinly sliced
  • 100 g (4 oz) mushrooms, cubed
  • 50 g (2 oz) parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 6 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Bring the stock to a simmer in a pan. Melt the butter and 2 tsp of olive oil in a separate pan and gently fry the leek for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the rice into the pan with the leek and cook for a further minute.
  3. Carefully add a ladel-full or ½ cup of the simmering stock into the pan. CAUTION: If the pan is hot it may generate a lot of steam. Please be careful!
  4. Stir the mixture until all the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Keep adding the stock a bit at a time, always stirring until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  6. Once all the stock has been added the mixture should be creamy and the rice cooked, but slightly firm.
  7. Heat the remaining olive oil in a pan and fry the chicken gently for 5 minutes.
  8. Add in the mushrooms and garlic and fry for a further 1 minute.
  9. Add the chicken mixture to the rice together with the thyme and the parmesan. Season with salt and pepper and mix well before serving.
Titli's Tips
There are three essential elements to making a good risotto
1. The correct rice
2. Gradual addition of the liquid to the rice
3. Continual stirring!

There are hundreds of different risotto recipes out there which use meat or vegetables or both. They almost all share this technique in common.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Calories 899 44%
Calories from Fat 282
Total Fat 31.4g 48%
Saturated Fat 10.3g 51%
Unsaturated Fat 18.7g
Amount Per Serving       % Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate 100.4g 33%
Dietary Fibre 4.7g 18%
Sugars 7.8g
Protein 50.7g 101%
Cholesterol 111.8mgs 37%
Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet.