Risotto from leftovers

We had some take-out a couple of days earlier, it was a whole chicken. As usual, the breast meat is always leftovers. Didn’t want it to spend anymore time in the fridge or I’d have to throw it out. I also had some rice in there,…. gave me an idea (^_^)

It’s risotto time! Or something like it.

one onion chopped, in the pot with some oil

Risotto is an Italian dish of rice cooked in stock with meat and veggies. My rice was already cooked so I improvised.   

add three grated cloves of garlic and half a large carrot, also grated
stir stir
while the carrots are softening, chop up the leftover chicken or whatever cooked meat you have
add to the pot, stir. Then add 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric powder, some cayenne pepper and some black pepper, stir again. If it’s supper dry, add a bit of water, you want it moist but not runny
chop up about a handful of raisins and add them to the pot
stir, then add in the rice
the rice
the chicken and rice are already cooked, so once the rice is warmed up it’s ready to serve.
chop up some dhania, once the rice is warm, turn off the fire and fold in the dhania
sliced bread to serve with it


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This was really good! Had nice colours too. Can probably do the same with leftover pasta.

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

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