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Leftovers: Risotto & An Award!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Firstly, I would like to thank Kenny @ chickeats and Bits of Taste for passing me this Kreativ Blogger Award. Very much appreciated. Kenny sure knows how to eat well, check out all the amazing feasts he had. Do check out bits of taste for lots of wonderful homey dishes. Thanks again for the award!


The Kreativ Blogger award comes with some rules:

  • You must thank the person who has given you the award.
  • Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
  • Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.
  • Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
  • Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
  • Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
  • Leave a comment on which of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

Here are 7 random facts about me:

  • I am currently a PhD student at University of Cambridge, UK. A soon-to-be mad scientist.
  • I am a Chinese Malaysian.
  • I am not into museums. Would rather eat around than trying to pretend I know art.
  • Recently got married - we've been together since 2001.
  • I love shoes and bags shopping, but not clothes.
  • I am a chocoholic.
  • I am a better drinker than the wild boar (according to him).

I would like to pass this award to:

Here's my recipe of the day. Not sure what to call it as the ingredients were pretty random - mostly leftovers, hence the name.

Leftovers: Risotto


Ingredients: serves 2

  • 150g arborio rice
  • 6 (about 3/4 cup) shallots - diced
  • 1 (about 1 cup) pointed red pepper - diced
  • 1 (about 1 cup) courgette - diced
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 3/4 cup chicken stock (low sodium)
  • 1/2 tsp (or more) chili flakes
  • 2 tbs rosemary leaves - stem discarded, coarsely chopped
  • Salt


  • In a pan, heat up about 1 tbs of olive oil.
  • Add shallots, saute until translucent and soft.
  • Mix in rice, fry until rice is translucent at the edges.
  • Add wine and mix well until liquid is evaporated.
  • Mix in courgette and red pepper.
  • Add 1/2 cup of chicken stock. Stir occasionally.
  • Add more stock when liquid is completely absorbed.
  • Continue until rice is cooked and all the liquid has been absorbed. You might have to add more liquid to get the consistency or texture you like.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Stir in rosemary leaves and chilli flakes.
  • Enjoy!

28 oink oinks...:

KennyT said...

This risotto is amazingly beautiful! Thanks a lot for your kind words, I enjoy reading your fantastic blog!!

Elra said...

Good grace,
I can not believe that you pass this award to me. Gosh, I can thank you enough, and what an honored! Thank You.

Fun to read the fact about you. Hmm, I remember your wedding post. I was such a beautiful wedding. Oh yeah, love bags and shoes too. Currently crazy with all Marni shoes.


Elra said...

Forgot to say that your risotto sounds delicious! Love colorful the colorful dish.

The Duo Dishes said...

Mmm, a simple tasty risotto. The use of shredded meat is nice.

doggybloggy said...

thanks so much for the award - I have been craving risotto lately and this pushed me over the edge...

Sharon said...

Congrats on the award! Your risotto is so colorful and lovely :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

Looks like a very tasty risotto.Does't look like leftovers..

♥Deeba @Passionate About Baking♥ said...

Congrats on winning that special award...I am gratified you thought of moi!! Thanks a million. I ♥ your spot in blogland & am amazed you can achieve so much despite studying to be a mad scientist! That risotto looks fab. I have a thing for leftovers too. ♥ the picture...WOW!! Thanks once again...loved reading the 7 things too! ♥♥♥

Food For Tots said...

Congrats! Now I know more things about you. I guess you must be a genius in maths and science too. The risotto looks so delicious. Great use of your leftovers. ;)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I love getting to know people better. And a better drinker than you hubby? Well done!

Jenn said...

Nice job on the risotto!! We have one thing in common. We're both chocoholics!!! LOL.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

congrats on the award! i dont like museums too!...hmm except for the gift shop? HAHA
i haven't tried making risotto yet... will try soon :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congrats on the award! It is great to know you a little better...

That dish looks delicious! I love leftovers...



katie said...

WOOOOO! I win, you win, we all win!

Thank you and so honored. my cheeks are blushing.

What is your Phd in specifically? I was a chemistry major but never got to grad school. Just curious.


Sophie said...

Your risotto looks so tasty!! Lovely picture too!
Congrats on your award & congrats to the otherts too!!


Leela said...

Congrats on your award! Very well deserved. And thanks so much for the mention. :)

Wish you could come to Bangkok now so we could go shoe shopping together. That's what I've been doing these past few days.

Jo said...

The risotto looks really yum and congrats on your award. Definitely a well deserved one!

5 Star Foodie said...

The risotto looks delicious and very colorful! Congrats on your award!

Grace said...

i’m glad to hear that you’re a fellow chocoholic and that you can drink your man under the table. super factoids, and super risotto!

lisaiscooking said...

What do you like to drink (as the better drinker)? Your risotto looks delicious!

pigpigscorner said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments =)

Katie: aww you deserved it! Biochemistry actually =)

Leela: I can't believe you've been shoe shopping for the PAST FEW DAYS??!! I'm so jealous now.

lisa: I drink all alcohol but trying to stay away from hard liquor nowadays, sticking to wine.

Karine said...

Congrats for your awards!

Your risotto sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Kerstin said...

Love that risotto - it's so pretty!

I have PhD in science too! Are you going to do a postdoc?

Soma said...

Oh the rosemary.. I am stuck to it;-) using it everywhere. Love the colors .. & loved reading a bit about you.

ttfn300 said...

congrats! and this risotto is a great way to celebrate :)

pigpigscorner said...

Thank you for your kind words =)

Kerstin: I don't think I will do a postdoc. I just hope to finish real soon!

Big Boys Oven said...

hahahah Mad Scientist !so cool!

Vera said...

Thank you so much for the award! I am flattered indeed!

The risotto is mouthwatering!

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