Here is the second of my 2 surprisingly fabulous recipes I’m sharing with you tonight!! Pampered Chef Stoneware is amazing stuff which allows you to do many “chuck and bung” meals, where you literally chuck the ingredients in the Stoneware and Bung it all in the oven to cook. Risotto is one of those recipes which just looks like you are doing magic rather than just cooking! Honestly, this risotto takes about 6 minutes to prepare (tops) and then you bung it in the oven until its done. No stirring, no hassle, no waiting by the hob for half an hour – just Chuck and Bung!! Plus, it actually tastes really, really delicious?!! (That I wasn’t expecting!!!) Enjoy.
Oven Baked Mushroom Risotto – No Stirring!!
1 box Arborio rice (500g)
1 box closed cup mushrooms
1 box chestnut mushrooms
Veg stock cubes
2 cloves garlic
100g grated Parmesan
Med. Pot double cream or crème fraiche
- Boil the kettle and put the oven on at 200c.
- Finely chop onion using Food Chopper and add to Rectangular Baker.
- Using Egg Slicer Plus and/ or Forged Cutlery Knife slice both boxes of mushrooms. Add to Rectangular Baker.
- Add box of rice to Baker.
- Using Easy Read measuring Cup measure 1 litre of boiling water. Add double the amount of stock cubes than is recommended on the box (stops it being too bland). Add to Rectangular Baker.
- Put the coriander in the 250ml Prep Bowl and chop using the Professional Shears. Add to Rectangular Baker.
- Crush garlic using Garlic Press and add to the baker (no need to peel the garlic first!). Then using Mix ‘N Scraper stir risotto. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Whilst cooking grate the parmesan using Microplane Adjustable Fine Grater.
- When the risotto is cooked remove from the oven. Add parmesan and Cream/ Crème Fraiche. Stir using Mix ‘N Scraper and leave for 5 minutes. Serve.
Filed under Cream, Deep Covered Baker, Deep Dish Baker, Easy Cooking, Family Cooking, Food Chopper, Garlic Press, Microplane Grater, Mushrooms, Stoneware, Vegetarian
This is a really, really tasty risotto that even my meat-loving family enjoy!! It is also really, really easy because it is another “Chuck and Bung” recipe where all ingredients are chucked in the Stoneware or RokCrok and then bunged in the oven… no stirring required at all!
250-300g cherry tomatoes
1 garlic clove
Baby spinach (good handful)
2 small red onions
1 small red pepper
6 small mushrooms
2 sticks celery
225g risotto rice
250ml white wine
450ml boiling water with a vegetable stock cube added (I like Knorr Stockpots)
2 teaspoons sundried tomato paste
50g piece fresh parmesan plus 25g to shave over
- Preheat oven to 180/160fan/Gas 4
- Using Food Chopper, finely chop onions and celery. Slice peppers and mushrooms with Utility Knife. Place in Large Micro Cooker with the butter, put lid on and microwave on high 2 mins. Take out and stir. Cook on high another 2 minutes until vegetables are softened.
- Measure stock and wine in Classic Batter Bowl and add with rice and vegetables from micro cooker to Deep Covered Baker or RokCrock. Press in the garlic with the Garlic Press. Slice cherry tomatoes in half and stir in with sun dried tomato paste and a grind of salt andpepper.
- Put Deep Covered Baker in oven for 40-45 mins until rice is cooked.
- Stir in grated cheese and spinach. Shave over remaining parmesan with Garlic Slicer and drizzle over a little olive oil.
Hotpot ready to go in the oven
3 chicken breasts and 6oz to 8oz chorizo
Drop of olive oil
1 red pepper
1 tin tomatoes
½ pint chicken stock
1 can chick peas (drained)
Salt and pepper
1 tblsp smoked paprika
2 large cloves of garlic
1 chilli (optional)
Good handful of fresh parsley
Crusty French bread to serve
1) Chop onion and red pepper (and chilli if desired) using Food Chopper or Manual Food Processor add to Deep Covered Baker / Rectangular Baker.
2) Draining chick peas using Easy Read Measuring Colander, add to Stoneware. Add garlic using Garlic Press, smoked paprika using Easy Read Measuring Spoons and tomatoes (chop using Mix ‘N Chop)
3) Snip some fresh parsley using Professional Shears and sprinkle
4) Add ½ pint of chicken stock using Small Batter Bowl
5) Chop Chicken and Chorizo on Cutting Board using Forged Cutlery 13cm Utility Knife and put into Stoneware
6) All ingredients are now in Deep Covered Baker / Rectangular baker (if using a smaller baker just reduce ingredients slightly), stir.
Cook for approx 40 mins in oven at 180c / Gas mark 4
Serve with crusty bread
Hotpot after half was served!
Filed under Batter Bowl, Chicken, Chilli, Deep Covered Baker, Easy Cooking, Family Cooking, Food Chopper, Garlic, Garlic Press, Manual Food Processor, Other, Pork, RockCrok, Tea, Tomato
This recipe has been kindly shared by my colleague Kit Hemsley. She has adapted a recipe originally from TheRecipeCritic.com. It is a stunningly easy ‘get-ahead’ recipe which is tangy and really, really delicious. Please don’t be afraid of the chilli, it really isn’t hot (as tested on my spice-phobic friend!!)
- 5/6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (chop into bitesize pieces) using Forged Cutlery Utility Knife
- 1/4 cup plain flour
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp sunflower or veg. oil
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 garlic clove
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 1 red chilli
- 2-3 cups of chicken stock (or water).
- 1 cup cashews (reserve half of the cashews and brown in a pan for later)
1. Chop chilli, garlic and ginger using food chopper
2. Put ALL the ingredients in the Deep Covered Baker and stir, put on lid.
3. Cook on 200/ High (Aga top oven) for 30-40 min to get DCB and contents cooking then 120/ Low (Aga bottom oven) for 3 to 4 hours. OR when I made this yesterday I just put it on timer for 4 hours at 140 fan (therefore 160 non-fan)
4. Add cashews and stir.
5.Serve with rice and some green veg.
Makes about 6 servings
This is an amazing revelation. There is another chorizo risotto recipe on here which can be made in the microwave. Last night, for the first time, I tried it at a Pampered Chef show in the oven. No stirring, no faffing, just Chuck in the ingredients and Bung in the oven! It worked perfectly and was absolutely delicious. So here it is just for you!
- 2 onion, (about 100 g prepared weight)
- 350 g Arborio risotto rice
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 200 g dry-cured Spanish chorizo sauasge, diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1.5 l hot chicken stock
- 130 g sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil (drained weight), drained
- 80 g Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
- 2-3 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- Finely chop onion using Food Chopper.
- Dice sun-dried tomatoes on Cutting Board using Utility Knife.
- Place onion, rice, olive oil, chorizo, stock, sun-dried tomatoes and garlic pressed using Garlic Press in Deep Covered Baker; mix well using Small Mix ‘N Scraper®.
- Put in oven at 200C with the lid on.
- Check at 35 minutes. It may need another 10 minutes. (I took the lid off for the last 10 minutes)
- Meanwhile, finely grate cheese using Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater and chop parsley using Professional Shears and a Prep Bowl.
- Remove baker from oven; add grated cheese and parsley and mix well. Cover with lid; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese has melted and risotto has a creamy texture.
Serve. Yield: 8 (For 4 people halve ingredients and use Round Covered Baker)
Per serving: Energy 1278kJ/305kcal; Protein 9.4g; Carbohydrate 31.3g; Sugars 1.7g; Fat 16.7g; Saturated Fat 4.5g; Fibre 0.5g; Salt 1g
Diced Spanish chorizo sausage can usually be found in the fresh cooked meat section of supermarkets. Alternatively buy a whole chorizo sausage, remove any skin and dice the sausage before adding to the risotto.
Substitute the hot chicken stock with hot vegetable stock, if desired.
8th April 2014: Update…. I have recently been making this Chorizo in my Rectangular Baker (i.e. no lid) and just cooking it for approx 30-35 minutes until it is done. Just Chuck (it in the Stoneware) and Bung (it in the oven)!!!
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Susie Evans Independent Director for the Pampered Chef
Filed under Cheese, Deep Covered Baker, Easy Cooking, Family Cooking, Food Chopper, Garlic Press, Pork, Rice, Sausages, Tea, Tomato