Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Recipe for Noobs | 5 dollar mushroom risotto

Credit: Image from Google

Hey all!  Today I will be sharing my easy mushroom risotto recipe and evidently would cost you less than 5 bucks.  The trick is to NOT make it using arborio/risotto rice.  So NO rice okay.  Kau bukan chef pon, kau noob je bahaha!

Use a far more clever and simpler alternatives such as pearl barley or wheat corn.  Senang cerita bijik barli atau bijik gandum la.  Kau cari je kat Giant mesti ade sepeket dalam RM2 jer.  

Okay why I recommend to use these two as substitute?   Sebab senang kau rebus je sampai kembang.  Bila dah kembang that's all, tak payah kau nak buat kerja renyah masak arborio rice tu pakai chicken stock la, veggie stock la.  Kau masuk je dalam periuk, letak air, pasang api, pegi tengok tv.  Sekali sekala check jugak la, kalo air dah kering tapi belum kembang kau tambah je air lepas tu sambung tengok tv okay.

Actually cara dia mcm kau masak nasik goreng je pon.  Ingredients je hispter sikitlah.

This recipe fits for 2-3 servings.


  • 1 cup or barley/wheat corn, boiled and strained
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 shallot (bawang kecik, bedal je lah bawang ape pon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cajun pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh thyme
  • 1 cup of Mushroom (any type but Shiitake or Button would be nice)
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese (or any that you have at home)
  • 1.5 tablespoon of Butter

How to:

1) Boil barley/wheat corn until cooked.  Then strain.  Put aside.

2) Cut everything;
- smash the garlic and cut into little pieces
- dice the shallot
-roughly chop the basil and thyme
- roughly chop the mushroom

3) Heat your frying pan, melt the butter until a little bit golden then stir fry together the garlic and shallot.  

4) Add basil and thyme and stir until the leaves wilt.

5) Add in mushroom, salt, pepper, cajun pepper, and paprika.  Stir and let them cook together until the mushroom wilt and you can see some additional water (that is the mushroom stock) in site the pan.  Yes it is important to let the shroom to fully cooked.

6) Add in the strained barley/wheat corn in side the pan and stir well.  Add in some grated Parmesan until fully coated.  If you see the dish is too dry, just add a little bit of water.

7) You're all set and done!

Good luck.
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