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Friday, August 14, 2009

Rice with Mushrooms, Chicken and Artichokes - Daring Cooks August '09

Rice with Mushrooms, Chicken and Artichokes

The last month has just flown by, and after missing a challenge, it's Daring Cooks time again! This month's challenge was hosted by Olga from Las Cosas de Olga and Olga’s Recipes, and she chose Rice with mushrooms, cuttlefish and artichokes. The recipe is by by José Andrés, and important Spanish chef.

I was looking forward to this challenge, but this month got away from me. By the time I had a chance to start it was 7pm on a weeknight, and the it got rushed. The challenge was to include a homemade Allioli (or Aoli, depending on what you like to call it), and whilst mine didn't look right, the sauce combined with the rice dish was lovely.

The dish is full of flavour, tasty, and unpretentious (which I love in 'chefy' dishes). It does take time to prepare, though, and I wouldn't suggest it (or try it again) late on a weeknight!

Like all things this month, this post is rushed, too. So, the recipe, in the lovely Olga's own words, can be found here, on her blog. She has provided some fantastic links, with great info, that I highly reccomend reading/or watching. I substituted my cuttlefish for chicken, and used vegetable stock. The veg. stock is brownish, though, so note that you won't get the lovely bright yellow colour you might otherwise expect from a saffron infused dish.

1 comment:

  1. Your version looks quite nice and was probably better flavoured than the original one. I personally found the end result to be a little bland.