Grilled Red Chicken + Cheesy Risotto

Posted January 14th, 2009 in Food | 2 Comments »

Look!  My garden is booming…

I’m so in love with these color 🙂  Blight, fresh-looking sumer veggies.

I just had to create some dish using them.  Tomato…. Italian??  I love spicy food and add chili to any dishes (even pasta, stir-fried rice, cupcakes…) so I decided to make spicy Italian chicken dish 🙂

Here is the recipe…  If you don’t like chili, just don’t add it.  This dish will still taste delicious 🙂

<Italian Chicken> for two

  • chicken pieces with bone
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 garlic
  • 12 black olives
  • 4 tomatoes (I used about 12 mini tomatoes)
  • 1 tbs white wine
  • 1 chili (optional)
  • olive oil, herbs, salt & pepper
  1. Cut chicken at the joint.  Rub salt on the chicken and grill.  Set aside.
  2. Chop onion and chili.  Crush garlic.  Skin tomatoes and chop up.  (if you are using mini tomatoes, just chop them up with skin)
  3. In a sauce pan, saute garlic in olive oil until colored.  Add onion, olives and chili.  Saute till onion become transparent.
  4. Add chicken and white wine.  Once the alcohol is evaporated add 2 cups of water, tomatoes and your favorite herb.  Turn the heat to low and simmer till most of the liquid is gone.  Season.
I made cheese risotto to accompany the chicken 🙂
<Cheese Risotto>
  • 1 cup Risotto rice
  • 1/8 onion
  • 1 garlic
  • 1 tbs white wine
  • 3 cups~ chicken stock
  • 2 tbs Parmesan cheese
  • margarin, salt, pepper
  1. Chop up onion and garlic.  Heat a pan and drop 1 tablespoon of margarin.  Saute onion and garlic.
  2. Add white wine and boil the alcohol away.  Add rice, stir, and pour 1/2 cup of chicken stock.  Once the liquid is gone add some more.  Continue this until the rice is cooked.
  3. Remove from the heat.  Add Parmesan and stir through.  Season.

Easy Sushi with Leftover Food

Posted December 9th, 2008 in Food | No Comments »

Tuna Rolls

If you are thinking of making a sushi platter for upcoming party, you can choose to make just easy ones.  Just adding one platter of sushi to the party table makes whole thing gorgeous.

Sushi rolls are not difficult to make at all, and you don’t need to buy expensive sashimi-grade seafood or follow traditional Japanese recipe book.  You can just create your own varieties.

Here are some examples…

<Tuna Rolls>

I assume tuna can is one of the things that people always have in their kitchen.  You can use them (either chunks or sandwiches tuna) for making sushi:)  Just mix up with mayonnaise (pref Japanese mayonnaise) and few drops of soy sauce before rolling up with rice.

<Reft-Over Chicken Rolls>

Roasted chicken, grilled chicken, or even deep-fried chicken, you can shred them up and put into sushi rolls 🙂  You may add mayonnaise to it, or if the chicken is seasoned already (like roasted cajun chicken) you can just add to the roll 🙂


Just buy Inari Skin from Asian shop.  You don’t need makisu (bamboo sheet) or nori sheet as this sushi can be made by just stuffing the rice into the pockets!

<Sesame Rolls>

If you don’t have nori sheet, you can just decorate the outside of roll with sesame seeds.  On plastic wrap sprinkle sesame seeds (white, black, or both) and spread the sushi rice.  Place any toppings on the rice, and roll it up!  Don’t roll up the the plastic wrap, just the rice :p

<Thin Egg Rolls>

Crack one egg in a bowl and mix with little drops of water.  Pour in a hot flying pan and make a thin egg sheet.  After it’s cool, place the egg sheet on the bamboo mat or plastic wrap and spread the sushi rice on top.  Place your favorite toppings and roll it up.

<Avocado + Ham Rolls>

If you have ingredients for sandwiches but don’t have any bread, you can just use them to make sushi rolls.  Spread sushi rice on nori sheet, and place ham, lettuce and avocado slices.  Drizzle mayo if you like.  Roll up the enjoy♪

To see pictures, click here.

Chicken Porridge

Posted July 10th, 2008 in Food | No Comments »

A winter day like today makes me feel like eating something hot and soupy… :p

Soup?  Stew??

Ummm I want something non-instant food and easy to cook…

! (^o^) Chicken Porridge (^o^) !

This is a very simple recipe 🙂

What you have to do is just put all the ingredients in an electric cooker, and turn it on!

Then you can enjoy a bowl of nice hearty food 🙂

<Ingredients> for 3 litres cooker

Chicken mince … 100g

Rice … 1~1.5 cup

Water …to top up the cooker

Seasoning (salt&white pepper) …to taste

*** Just to make sure that you need to stir it every 30min so that it doesn’t get burn at the bottom.

Enjoy with Fried Onion, Chopped Spring Onion, and Yu Teow 🙂