Failsafe Recipes: Main Meals

Chicken risotto (with butternut option - moderate in sals (V)) (Thermomix)

A failsafe version of the classic Thermomix Mushroom Risotto (Everyday Cooking p 85) using chicken instead of mushrooms, a regular favourite.


1 shallot
2 cloves garlic, peeled
30g failsafe canola oil
380g rice (Arborio is best but Calrose works well too)
120g chicken stock or water
200g finely chopped failsafe vegetables eg Brussel sprouts, celery, a little butter nut pumpkin for colour (MODERATE in salicylates)
200g diced chicken breast or thighs
1100g final water or stock

Set TM at speed 5, drop in onion and garlic. Scrape down, weigh in oil. Cook 2 mins 100°C speed 1.
Insert butterfly. Weigh in rice and stock. Cook 2 mins 100°C REVERSE speed soft.
Add vegetables and chicken. Add final water or stock. Cook 22 mins 100°C REVERSE speed soft.
Garnish with parsley or chives, salt to taste. Serves 4-6.