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Friday, 23 January 2015

QUICK SPICY RISOTTO

CHICKEN & CHORIZO RISOTTO
SPICY CHICKEN & CHORIZO RISOTTO is a quick and easy recipe under 500 calories per portion.
Faddy diets may work in the very short term, but weight management doesn't stop when the diet ends. Keeping track of calories - quite often guessing, estimating and roughly counting - is one of our secrets to losing weight and weight management. You don't want it taking up too much of your time. Take a look at our weight loss story to learn more. We know counting calories is not an exact science, but we use it as a rough guide. Weight fluctuates for many reasons.
Our philosophy is to eat food you enjoy while losing weight and keeping the weight off. You CAN lose weight eating your favourite foods. We've posted our meals to show others what we've been eating, the blog is like a food diary, as well as a recipe bank. We do not eat any 'special' foods, and have kept the weight off for four years eating a varied diet.
We love the versatility of this dish - which was created on what we had available at the time. You can adjust the ingredients to suit: swap chicken with prawns, add different vegetables, increase the spice level.  Here's our spicy risotto recipe:


SPICY RISOTTO
Serves 2-3
50g chorizo - sliced
200g chicken breast - cubed
200g or half large tin of chopped tomatoes
1 large red pepper 
1 large onion (finely chopped)
stick of chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 large chilli - or the equivalent in dried chillies
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 tsp cajun powder
150g basmati rice
450g chicken stock / water
 vegetable oil
frozen peas and/or sweetcorn
salt/pepper
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Fry the onion and celery in a little oil for 5 minutes.

 Add the chopped pepper and continue frying for couple of minutes. 

Add chicken & chorizo slices and fry for a further 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the garlic, finely chopped chilli, cajun and turmeric.

Add rice, stir through and fry for a couple of minutes. 

Add tomatoes and stock/water.

Cook until tender - this will take around 15-20 minutes - stirring occasionally.

Add peas and sweetcorn for the last couple of minutes.

Taste and season with salt and pepper. Did you know that salt increases the spiciness of a dish, so if you think it's not spicy enough, just add a little salt before adding more spice.
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2 comments:

  1. This looks delicious. I love chicken and chorizo as a combination, so I can only imagine how good they make this Risotto taste!

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    1. Thanks Neil. Yes we agree chicken and chorizo are great partners.

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