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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Chicken , Mushrooms & Cashew Nut Risotto

Some of the best recipes are the simplest and cheapest .This is an easy , tasty and low cost recipe . It is one pot recipe that can easily be made in advance and reheated , or frozen in portions . It can be 
adapted to what you have available.Make a dish everyone will love with this flavor some mushrooms , chicken and nut risotto .

Ingredients
Serves 4

55 g butter
1 onion, chopped
250 g skinless, boneless chicken breast,
    diced
350 g  rice
1 tsp ground turmeric
1.4 litres chicken stock
75 g chestnut mushrooms , sliced
50 g cashews nut, halved
salt and pepper
wild rocket , fresh Parmesan
   cheese shavings ,and fresh 
   basil leaves , to garnish

method
1 .Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat . Add the onion and cook , stirring occasionally , for 5 minutes or until softened . Add the chicken and cook , stirring frequently , for a further 5 minutes . Reduce the heat , add the rice and mix to coat in butter . Cook, stirring constantly , for 2-3 minutes or until the grains are translucent .  

2 . Gradually add the hot stock , a ladle full at the time .Stir constantly and add more liquid as the rice obsorbs each addition . Increase the heat  to medium so that the liquid bubbles . Cook for 20 minutes , or until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is creamy . About 3 minutes before the end of the cooking time , stir in the mushrooms and cashews . Season with salt and pepper .

3 . Arrange the rocket leaves on 4 individual serving plates . Remove the risotto from the heat and spoon it over the rocket . Sprinkle over the Parmesan shavings and basil leaves and serve .

Health benefit of mushroom:
Cancer : Mushrooms contain just as high an antioxidant capacity as carrots , tomatoes , green and red peppers , pumpkin , green beans and zucchini .
Selenium is a mineral that is not present in most fruits and vegetables but can be found in mushrooms .It plays a role in liver enzyme function , and helps detoxify some cancer causing compounds in the body .



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