Dinnertime. The time to feed the crowds. This time, you don’t need to worry about dinner too much, since I already have you sorted.
So let us shed some light on this amazing Lemon Risotto with Chicken, Mushrooms and Chives.
I love risotto. From the ease of cooking to the mouthwatering result – cooking risotto is a calming and relaxed activity. Well, it should be.
Start off by prepping all your ingredients in serving bowls and a good tip – keep the stock warm, I suggest using a small saucepan on a gentle simmer next to your risotto dish. This ensures an even temperature as you slow cook the rice.
Slow and steady, right.
Add the stock little by little to your pot, and only add more liquid once it has been absorbed by the rice. Don’t crank up the heat too much, a medium heat setting is sufficient.
Proof is in the pudding.
Not really, you aren’t making rice pudding after all – risotto rice should be al dente when done, you must be able to ‘bite’ into it.
Now let’s talk about the flavors here. I decided to grill some chicken tenders in butter with seasoning and a few pinches of chili flakes.
I also sauteed mushrooms and used dried porcini mushrooms in this dish as well – just love the earthy tones from the mushrooms that pairs perfectly with the creaminess of the risotto. Top it off with fresh chives and of course, loads of Parmesan.
Did you get that? Now, make your shopping list and enjoy a hearty dinner with the fam – don’t forget the wine!