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Delicious Chicken Risotto Recipe

May I present to you.. My favourite Chicken Risotto recipe! Seriously.. so so good.. I could have this everyday! And not hard to make at all. Believe me.. if I can do this, you can too =x


  • 2 cups arborio rice (or any 'soft' rice) *
  • 2 chicken thigh pieces (sliced)
  • 1.1 litre vegetable stock **
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 80g unsalted butter
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • Basil leaves (for garnishing)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely crushed)
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 700g Swiss brown mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ tbsp cumin powder

* For a proper one you can use arborio rice but it's expensive so Chef Zam recommends a cheaper alternative with any kind of soft rice such as Flora brand.
** We used a cube

Philips Pressure Cooker

All the cooking is done using ONE pot - Philips Pressure Cooker. So convenient and less stuff to wash! Amazing..

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Using a pressure cooker, heat olive oil and 1/3 of butter.
Step 2: Add chopped garlic and cook for 20 seconds.
Step 3: Combine chopped onions and cumin powder. Allow to cook for a minute.

Step 4: Add and brown the chicken

Step 5: Add the mushrooms, then rice and water. 1 cup rice to 2 cups water. Stir well.

Step 6: Add vegetable stock and bring to boil.
Step 7: Close pressure cooker lid, bring it to pressure and cook on high pressure for 7 minutes.

Step 8: Remove from heat and release the pressure.
Step 9: Stir in remaining butter and parmesan cheese.

Step 10: Stir in basil leaves and baby spinach and it’s ready to serve.  

Optional: Sprinkle on more cheese!

Confession - Elie & I forgot about our risotto =x Luckily, we were using the Philips pressure cooker so it turned out fine! If not it would have been charcoal black already. The dish smelt and tasted amazing! In Chef Zam's style - sedap gila!

Up next - Ayam Percik recipe!


  1. Y U DO THIS! Now I'm feeling hungry at 4.30am =X

  2. Really smells very nice.. Yummy!!

  3. Yes! Especially when he opened the pressure cooker kan?

  4. muahahhaha! go cook this =p

  5. Hello Isabel Lee,
    This is a very nice post. Thank you for sharing this. Love the foods. Chicken Risotto is a very delicious recipe. Thanks for the ingredients and recipe.


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