My version of quinoa chicken fat risotto

Chicken Maryland and chicken beef chilli Yumottto
Chicken Maryland and chicken beef chilli Yumottto

My version of quinoa chicken fat risotto is not really a risotto at all. In many ways it’s more like a congee but I was inspired to call it a risotto after an old friend from the Northern Territory sent me a text message over the weekend about the NRL.

Anthony Draper is a medical laboratory scientist who now works as an Australian Food Network (OzFoodNet) epidemiologist in Darwin. I met Drapes (as he is known) when he began in Katherine at the Katherine Hospital. We had a small pathology laboratory there and when I used to visit as the supervising pathologist we would always make a thing of morning tea and lunch. I even went to the extent of buying them a large George Foreman grill so we could enjoy barbecued meats and other treats. Even one of our vegetarian colleagues happily made tofu kebabs and grilled them. Anyway one of Drapes’ special treats was what he named Drapotto, a dish named after himself. Drapotto was made with rice and a lot of cheese and made in a microwave oven. My understanding of risotto and those who specialise in the preparation of fine cuisine is that a microwave oven is anathema.

So tonight as I make Yumotto I salute my mate Drapes and Drapotto.

My version of quinoa chicken fat risotto
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Author: [url href=”http://garylum.me” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”]Gary Lum[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Chicken Maryland
  • Chives
  • Parsley
  • [url href=”http://yummylummy.com/2016/03/26/succulent-slow-roasted-rib-eye-beef/” target=”_blank”]Cooked quinoa rice[/url]
  • Coon cheese
  • Chilli diced
Instructions
  1. The recipe relies on previously cooked quinoa rice
  2. Check out the recipe for [url href=”http://yummylummy.com/2016/03/26/succulent-slow-roasted-rib-eye-beef/” target=”_blank”]roast beef[/url] from last night
  3. In a pyrex bowl lined with baking paper add the cold but cooked quinoa rice that has absorbed a huge amount of beef fat
  4. Add some water to the quinoa rice
  5. Overlay the quinoa rice with a Chicken Maryland piece
  6. Cook for 1 hour at 175 °C
  7. When cooked fork through the quinoa rice and add the [url href=”http://coon.com.au/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”]Coon cheese[/url]
  8. Stir until it has the consistency of risotto
  9. Plate up
  10. Shoot a photograph
  11. Eat the meal of chicken Yumotto
  12. Wash the dishes
  13. Write the recipe
  14. Blog (verb)
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Chicken Yumotto


For breakfast I enjoyed a hot cross bun with butter, peanut paste and ginger marmalde
Easter Sunday breakfast


Before lunch I went for a walk around Lake Ginninderra. I had some fun with the free Nik software from Google which I downloaded yesterday. If you click on the photograph below a Flikr album will open which you can scroll through.

Lake Ginninderra Easter Sunday 2016


For lunch I made a Garlo’s beef and mushroom meat pie with blue cheese, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce and Coon cheese. If you click on the photograph below a Flikr album will open which you can scroll through.

Garlo’s beef and mushroom meat pie

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3 Responses


    1. I think the context is relevant. Drapes was in his 20s and I was in my 30s. Cheese makes everything better and spending time on cooking wasn’t a high priority. In fairness to Drapes, Drapotto was okay at the time. I don’t think he’d advocate it now that he is a more mature person.

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