Family Friendly Food Ideas

Chai Aromatic Risotto

Earlier today I posted a DIY recipe for home-brewed Chai latte. Check it out here. One of the best things about this recipe is all the decadent flavoring leftover from blending and stewing spices. These spices can all be used again to make a savory dish, such as a curry, or as we have done tonight – a risotto.


1. Add a little garlic to a deep fry pan with 1 tbsp of ghee and bring to the heat.

2. Add 2 or 3 cups of Basmati rice to the pan and stir-through the ghee and garlic.

3. Place all your pre-loved chai spices on the top.

4. Pour in the required amount of water (pre-boiled) according to packet directions.

5. Simmer for approx 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed and rice is tender.

Drizzle fresh lemon juice and add sea-salt and pepper prior to serving.

We mixed through steamed snow-peas as well. Any vegetable could be added at this point, such as broccoli, honey-carrots, squash, mushrooms, etc.

This Chai Aromatic risotto smells divine and tastes sensational – incredibly ‘more-ish’ on the palette. And most importantly, it is very child-friendly. A delicious dinner for the family!

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