Thursday, July 1, 2010

Saturday morning breakfast

This is something I used to make a lot for Lauren when she started solids. My sister bought me risini pasta from Singapore and it was the ideal food for baby! It's a rice-like pasta, I googled it and found only risoni, which looked slightly longer. I'm not sure if they're the same thing. I use risini to make my version of risotto for the kids. The little grains are perfect for baby to gum before the tooth makes an appearance and it's a nice break from rice. Last Saturday, I made it again, promising Angelica there will be lots of cheese. Lauren will eat anything with mushrooms in it.
Cook 2 cups of risini pasta in 3 cups of chicken soup. Substitute with water if you don't have chicken soup. Bring the chicken soup to a boil before putting in the pasta. Cook until pasta becomes soft. Stir constantly to prevent pasta from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Remove from heat. In a separate pan, saute garlic and shiitake mushroom for five minutes. Fold in the cooked pasta. Add one cup each of shredded mozzarella and shredded cheddar. For older kids, add salt to taste. Garnish with dried parsley and black and white sesame seeds.
Don't be surprised of your kids ask for seconds!
Note: I cannot find this pasta in KL. If anyone knows where to get it, drop me a note. Thanks!

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