Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Chicken Risotto. A yummy creamy ( as in texture but has no cream ) chicken, rice and veggie concoction I made last night for dinner. However, I used sushi rice instead of the typical italian arborio- but it absorbs just as much!! Good stuff. As for taste...think of your favorite chicken soup recipe...but risotto syle. If you use arborio rice you may need to increase liquid and cooking time...it takes a little longer to cook than sushi rice (approx. 5-10 mins..) read the instructions on your package of arborio rice to get an idea.
- 4 chicken breasts or 6 chicken thighs, cubed
- 2 medium sized onions, diced
- 5 medium carrots, cut the way you want
- 3 celery ribs, sliced
- 1 cup sushi rice or 1 cup arborio rice, must use rice that will absorb all the liquid
- 1 (500 g) box chicken stock
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons concentrated chicken bouillon
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- salt and pepper
- On med-high heat sauté cubes of chicken in olive oil until cooked through.
- Add some salt and pepper to taste.
- Add veggies, herbs, and salt again for flavor and to sweat the veggies
- Deglaze the pan if it`s sticking, with 1/2 of water or stock. Get all the bits off the bottom -- that`s flavor!
- Add chicken stock, water, bouillion and worchestershire sauce- incorporate well.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
- Once the carrots are tender or even 15 mins before the carrots are done, add the rice.
- Let boil for a minute or two, then reduce the heat and cover -- keep an eye on it and stir when needed.
- It`s ready when the liquid has been absorbed by the rice and you have a creamy consistency -- and of course when the rice is tender!LOL.
We loved this-- adding it to my "keepers"file :-) I seasoned the chicken with salt and Italian pepper before cooking it to give more flavor. The only addition I made to the recipe was about a cup of green peas I had left over from another meal-- stirred them in at the very end. Thanks for sharing this.
I made this tonight for my weekly Sunday family dinner. While my daughter & son-in-law thought it was great, my husband was a little less enthused. I added about 1/4 cup more rice to make it a little less soup-like.