Sunday, March 14, 2010

Daring Cooks - March - Risotto

The 2010 March Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Eleanor of MelbournefoodGeek and Jess of Jessthebaker. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make risotto. The various components of their challenge recipe are based on input from the Australian Masterchef cookbook and the cookbook Moorish by Greg Malouf.

It's been a busy month. I haven't posted, I've been at work instead. I'd rather be posting. Frankly, if I hadn't completed the challenge the day it was revealed, I would have never got around to it. I was in the process of making a chicken soup with leftover chicken scraps from my freezer and I saw that this month's challenge involved making your own stock for risotto. So I cheated a little. It's The Daring Kitchen. I haven't adhered 100% to the recipies to date, why start now? I had the start of Jaden Hair's pho on the stove, from a previous challenge. This stock can be used for risotto, no problems. The thing is, I'm not really into risotto at home. Many people view it as aperfect comfort food - it has carbs, is creamy and warm - but I prefer to make fake risottos. I use quinoa. So 2 cheats. 1, I didn't use the proper stock (but it was homemade) and 2) I used quinoa instead of rice. Nonetheless, I was happy. I managed to accomplish at least one post for the month.

5 comments:

Jo said...

Looks great the "cheat" version and I am sure the left over pho stock must have made it even more delicious.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Glad to hear from you..

Cathy said...

lol - I hear you on not being around other than at work (note I haven't emailed you yet...I suck). I finally cooked this weekend too - that post will go up by the end of the week..maybe. Hope things slow down for you :)

taste traveller said...

Thanks, Sonia! :-)

Mary said...

Now you've gone and done it. I never would have thought of this on my own and now you have me wanting to break rules. I really love the way this sounds. I've also found I love your blog. I'll be back often to see what you've been cooking. I hope things calm down a bit for you.

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