Jack really loves to help at the moment, whether it's with cleaning, tidying, washing the car or cooking he's aways ready to lend a helping hand, so we're making the most of it as I'm sure it won't last long.
OXO recently sent us a cooking kit, including some of their Herbs & More range, along with recipe cards, aprons and a magic wand (aka a wooden spoon) to enable us to cook up a family meal. We chose to make a chicken risotto using the Lemon & Thyme herbs & more, and Jack got to work with the help of the child friendly instructions on the recipe card.
As you can see from the video, Jack loved getting involved with the weighing of ingredients and a spot of stirring, as well as the best part - the eating of the finished dish.
He also enjoyed making handprints in the cheese whilst waiting for the risotto to be cooked.
Chicken Risotto - serves 2
1 tsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
1 large chicken breast, diced
140g risotto rice (we used basmati rice instead)
100ml white wine
1 Lemon & Thyme herbs & more
500ml chicken stock
50g grated parmesan
- Heat the oil and butter in a pan
- add the onion & fry for 2-3 minutes
- Add the chicken and rice, and stir to coat with the oil & butter
- Add the wine and Herbs & More
- Allow to absorb the liquid
- reduce the heat and gradually add the stock until it's all absorbed and the rice is cooked
- serve with grated parmesan
OXO Herbs and More are little pots of flavour that can be added to dishes to liven them up - risotto, cottage pie, lasagne, casseroles, pasta dishes, as well as side dishes of vegetables and mash. Available in 5 flavours : lemon & thyme, roast garlic & parsley, rosemary & red wine, rosemary & thyme, tarragon & chive, they retail from £1.00 - £1.50 for a pack of 4 pots.
I'm working with BritMums and OXO on this project and have been compensated.
Recipe provided by OXO