& COOKING ARTICLE
and Cheese One Pot Risotto
Chef Lesley Waters
Chef Lesley Waters cooks great food for fussy kids
We all know what it is like when it
comes to tea time with kids it can be hard enough
getting them to sit still at the table let alone anything
else! Between the ages of one and three years it can
be difficult to get them to eat the right foods, and
to know if they are getting enough nutrients, particularly
as some toddlers can become fussy eaters during this
Help is here with Celebrity Chef and mother Lesley
Waters along with SMA Nutritionist Anne Sidnell who
have designed six easy meals to satisfy even the fussiest
of taste buds, and helps provide balanced meals with
key nutrients like Iron, Omega 3 and 6 and Vitamin D
that are needed for healthy growth and development.
In the third webisode in the series, Lesley cooks up
a delicious Broccoli and Cheese risotto with the minimum
of fuss, using just one pot!
Its vital to get vegetables into your toddlers
diet, and I found a great way to do this by adding broccoli
into a cheesy risotto. Concealing the good stuff
in a tasty dinner is a great way of getting those nutrients
in. Also, chicken is a great source of protein and toddlers
like it because the flavour isnt too strong.
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AND CHEESE ONE POT RISOTTO
"Its vital to get vegetables into
your toddlers diet, and I found a great way to
do this by adding broccoli into a cheesy risotto. Concealing
the good stuff in a tasty dinner is a great
way of getting those nutrients in. Also, chicken is
a great source of protein and toddlers like it because
the flavour isnt too strong." ~ Lesley
7 g butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
55 g risotto rice
55 g small broccoli florets
300 ml whole cows' milk
300 ml chicken stock (look out for low salt stock
found in health food shops if not using home-made)
55 g frozen petit pois
55 g cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast, finely
25 g mature cheddar, finely grated
the butter in a pan and cook the onion over a medium
heat for 5 minutes until softened.
in the rice and broccoli and cook for a further minute.
the milk and stock together and add 1/3 to the pan.
Simmer rapidly for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add another 1/3 of liquid and cook for a further 5
minutes stirring occasionally. Add the final 1/3 of
liquid and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally
until the rice is soft and tender and the liquid has
in the petit pois and chicken and heat through thoroughly.
in cheese and serve.
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