Am on a roll! Cooked mushroom barley risotto for dinner and made roast chicken thighs for some meat to go with.
The barley I used? The ones chinese mothers have used for generations for the familiar barley drink.
All at the cost of RM0.60 per packet.
Who needs arborio rice? Who? Suckers!
# – 2 packets of barley for two. RM1.20 WTF!
The most expensive ingredient was the fresh mushrooms. Think I’d use canned ones next time since I probably can’t tell the difference after a spot of sauteeing.
# – One ladle of stock at a time and stir. One ladle at a time.
Used this recipe for the risotto and this recipe for the chicken thighs.
By the way, you must absolutely try the chicken recipe cause it was crazy good!! No marinade, just salt & pepper. I was shocked at how delicious it was.
# – Mushroom barley risotto with roast chicken thigh.
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This is something new! I always thought ingredients for risotto are expensive but with Barley! Haha I’ll give it a try.
Let me know how it goes! :)
may i know how do you normally make/buy chicken stocks?
For homemade stock I just boil a chicken carcass with carrots, celeries and onions with salt and pepper. But most times I just dissolve chicken cubes in water… ;)