One-Pot Meal: Spring Time Mushroom Risotto {Good Cook Kitchen Drawer Contest}

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I have really enjoyed working with Good Cook and getting to participate in their challenges and using their products. If you are anything like me, you get rather excited about kitchen gadgets, and trust me, Good Cook has some great ones. Starting on June 1, you will be able to build your kitchen drawer with 15 Good Cook tools and gadgets from, all you have to do is choose up to 15 items from the official list of products, and you might just win what you choose! If you are a bit suck on what to choose, you can always choose the same tools and gadgets that I did or any of the other participating bloggers…more info will be provided when the contest begins.

From June 2 – June 7th, Good Cook is hosting a 5-day product giveaway on their Facebook page, plus there will be instant winners. For each drawer that you build, you have a chance to be an instant winner and you can enter once daily for more chances!Read more:

Wondering which products are available? Look for the “ADD ME” icon below on the Good Cook website! Additionally, during this contest, all items on are 25% off – there is no code needed…just head on over and start shopping. The “Build Your Kitchen Drawer” Contest will run from June 2nd – July 14th.

To begin this awesome “Build Your Kitchen Drawer” event bloggers were given five tools/gadgets to work with and create a one-pot meal with. We had to use at least two of the five tools provided us and create a delicious dish…not too hard right? Ha, I beg to differ…I got stuck on “one-pot meal”, thinking to myself “I could make a soup”, “Nah, its spring time”, or “chili…that’s always a one-pot meal”, “No, I don’t really want chili right now either”. So my next thought was fried rice, because, you know me, I LOVE Asian food, but when walking through the grocery store I came across this mix of mushrooms; it had baby bellas, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms, and decided to make a spring risotto with mushrooms and green onions, and of course some white wine. There are so many “one-pot” meals, and this one can be used as an entrée or as a side dish…you can even bake it, or roll them into balls and make fried risotto balls – endless possibilities!

The five items that we were provided are  SMART Ice Cream Scoop, Flip Measuring Spoon, Safe-Cut Can Opener, Egg Separator, and the Pot Clip Holder. All of these products are great – I did not use all of them to make this dish but I did try to test them out at least once so I could share them with you. The only item I did not use for this recipe was the Safe-cut Can Opener, but let’s start with the items I used…

  • SMART Ice Cream Scoop – LOVE this ice cream scoop…it has a split back to help release the contents, and can be used for many different things such as scooping the risotto out of the pan into my bowl, mashed potatoes, and obviously ice cream, you can read more about the SMART Scoop here – (hand wash only).
  • Flip Measuring Spoon – this is perfect for people who do not want a cluttered drawer, or are just starting out, it is four measuring spoons in 1, it doesn’t get much better than that. I used this to measure out the red pepper flakes and salt for the recipe below, you can read more about it here.
  • Egg Separator – is a pretty handy tool especially if you need only to use the egg whites or yolks in a recipe – I did not NEED to use that for this recipe, but I tested it out anyway…it just makes life a little easier, read more about it here.
  • Pot Clip Holder – How I have lived with out this, I’m not sure just yet. This is the perfect little kitchen gadget that I think everyone should own, maybe even several of them. This helps keep your stove top and counters nice and clean. It clips on to the side of the pot and holds your spoon when you aren’t using it. Read more about it here.
  • Safe-cut Can Opener – The one and only item I did not use, only because I had no can to open, but this can opener, as its name states is a “safe-cut” which means it leaves no sharp edges to get injured on! So this tool is perfect for having your younger ones help out in the kitchen, you can read more about it here.


photo 1(9)Here is what I made…

Spring Time Mushroom Risotto

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  • Olive Oil                                               1 tablespoon
  • Butter                                                   1 tablespoon
  • Scallions, sliced                               1/4 cup
  • Mushrooms, sliced                           1 cup
  • Red Pepper Flakes                          1/4-1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt, Kosher                                        1/4 teaspoon
  • Arborio Rice                                       1 cup
  • White Wine                                         1/2 cup
  • Chicken Stock, low sodium            4 cups
  • Egg, whole                                         1 large
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated            1/4 cup

Method of Preparation:

  1. Gather all ingredients and equipment.
  2. In a small stock pot add four cups of chicken stock and heat over medium heat, then reduce to a simmer
  3.  In a large, heavy bottom skillet, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  4.  Add sliced scallions and saute for 1 minute.
  5. Add mushrooms, and cook for an addition 2 minutes.
  6. Add white wine and cook for an additional minute.
  7. Season with salt and pepper
  8. If the pan is a little dry add an additional teaspoon of either oil or butter, then add the rice and stir to evenly coat.
  9. Stir in 1 cup of stock – just enough to cover the rice.
  10. Stir well and continue to stir until the rice has almost completely absorbed the stock.
  11. Continue this process until all stock has been added to rice and absorbed. This should take about 20-30 minutes.
  12. Push the risotto to the outer edges of the pan and add the egg.
  13. Fry egg, and carefully flip over to not break the yolk – you want it to be runny over the risotto when plating.
  14. Gently remove the egg and set aside.
  15. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese.
  16. To serve top with fried egg and sliced scallions.

Chef Notes:You can use any short grain rice instead of the arborio rice, as risotto is a style of cooking, not a type of rice.

 Be sure to check out more delicious recipes from the other Good Cook Bloggers and Kitchen Experts at the link below!

This post was sponsored by Good Cook as part of the Blogger and Kitchen Experts programs.

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Rudi’s “What’s Under Wraps?” Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed…winner was chosen by and has been notified by e-mail! Thank you to all who entered.

Rudi’s Gluten Free comes out with some fantastic products and they recently just released another one…soft gluten-free tortilla wraps in three delicious flavors. You can get these great wraps in either plain, spinach, or fiesta (see below for more information on each wrap). This is something that so many on a gluten-free diet have been waiting for

There are two giveaways on this post, so be sure to keep reading…

The first giveaway on Rudi’s Gluten Free’s Facebook Page where you can win one of the following prizes. This giveaway ends on August 31st so head on over to their facebook page and enter for your chance to win, then scroll down to check out the next giveaway!


Bella Cucina® 13506 Quesadilla Maker.  ARV $20.
Tiago Light Blue Tortilla Warmer.  ARV $25.
Oxo® V Blade Mandolin.  ARV $40.
Stainless Steel Watering Can.  ARV $50.
Williams-Sonoma® Molcajete.  ARV $50.
Marisol Chip and Dip Set.  ARV $60.
Philips® Fidelio® Docking Speaker.  ARV $130.
Cuisinart® Stainless-Steel Ice Cream Maker.  ARV $145.
Weber® One-Touch Gold 22 ½ Inch Grill.  ARV $150.
All-Clad® Stainless Steel 7-piece Cooking Tool Set.  ARV $165.
Le Creuset® Dutch Oven.  ARV $240.
Breville® Compact Countertop Oven.  ARV $270.
Margaritaville® Fiji Frozen Concoction Maker.  ARV $350.
Wüsthof® Grand Prix 8-piece Knife Block and Knives Set.  ARV $550.
Brevelle Juice Fountain Duo.  ARV $550.


  • Click to “Like” Rudi’s.
  • Click “Guess & Enter to Win”.
  • Fill out your information on the entry form, guess what’s under wraps (you do not have to get the answer correct to be entered) and click “Submit”. Each daily winner will be chosen at random and announced on Facebook the following day
  • Click “Log In with Facebook”.
  • Click to get your $2 off coupon for Rudi’s gluten-free tortillas.


Limit one entry per day per person.


This Promotion is open t all legal U.S. residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.


The entry period for this Promotion begins on August 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM MDT and ends on August 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM MDT.

The second giveaway is also courtesy of Rudi’s Gluten Free and one lucky reader will win the following prize package:

1 Brunch Themed gift package including:

  • Stonewall Kitchen Raspberry Jam
  • Nutella
  • Wooden tongs
  • Ceramic serving bowl
  • Spreaders set of 2
  • Placemats (4)
  • Glasses/flutes (set of 2)

Plus all packages will include product coupons & Rudi’s swag!


  • Leave a comment below telling me what you would make with this prize package


Please leave a comment below for each entry above (Max of 4 entries per person)


This Promotion is open t all legal U.S. residents of the 50 states and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry.


The entry period for this Promotion begins on August 15, 2012 and ends on August 25, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.

I myself would love to have won this package – I love brunch! I would definitely make  some breakfast quesadillas with the nutella and jam – with some fresh fruit. Yummm! – So if by some crazy chance you win and decide you don’t want it, I’ll be happy to take this off your hands. Ha ha. Trust me you’ll enjoy these!

Below is the Rudi’s press release

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery What’s Under Wraps Facebook Campaign Rewards Fans with Fun Kitchen Prizes and Yummy Gluten-Free Tortillas
Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Facebook fans can guess what’s hidden under the three new flavors of Gluten-Free Tortillas for a chance to win prizes and discover new recipes 
Boulder, Colo. – (Aug. 13 2012) – Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery has a surprise for gluten-free food lovers with its new What’s Under Wraps Facebook campaign. For three weeks starting today, Aug. 13, Rudi’s Gluten-Free Facebook fans can guess what kitchen gizmos are wrapped in the new Rudi’s Gluten-Free Tortillas for a chance to win what’s underneath. Additionally, once fans “like” Rudi’s Gluten-Free on Facebook, they can receive a $2 off coupon to try out the three Gluten-Free Tortilla flavors—Plain, Spinach and Fiesta, and also gain access to new tortilla recipes revealed each day. Rudi’s Gluten-Free was founded on the optimistic idea that you don’t have to give anything up to go gluten-free, so celebrating its new line of Gluten-Free Tortillas makes perfect sense.
Once fans “like” the brand and get access to the $2 off coupon, they can click on the giveaway tab and guess what new prize is wrapped under the scrumptious, new tortillas. Once a fan has submitted a guess, they’re automatically entered to win the daily prizes—no correct guess required. Prizes include a Cuisinart Stainless-Steel Ice Cream Maker, Bella  Quesadilla Maker, Tiago Tortilla Warmer and a Le Creuset Dutch Oven, and of course, new Rudi’s Gluten-Free Tortillas. Each daily winner will be chosen at random and announced on Facebook the following day.
To help inspire some added creativity in the kitchen, the What’s Under Wraps Facebook application also includes a daily recipe reveal featuring recipes made with the different flavors of Gluten-Free Tortillas, including recipes like Dessert Nachos, Mini-Mexican Pizzas and Picnic Tortilla Roll-Ups. All recipes were created by Rudi’s Gluten-Free experts to maximize the taste and texture of the new Gluten-Free Tortillas. 
“We take great care and pride in baking delicious gluten-free products that taste and feel like the real thing, and our new campaign is meant to inspire gluten-free fans with cheerful prizes and delectable tortilla recipes,” said Doug Radi, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Rudi’s Organic Bakery. “We hope our daily giveaway will help brighten the day for all of our fans and inspire some fun in the kitchen.
Rudi’s Gluten-Free products are free of artificial ingredients, preservatives and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), including the new Gluten-Free Tortillas.  The Tortillas are made with whole grain flours and have a soft, pliable texture, ready to be rolled into a delicious burrito or tasty sandwich wrap. To satisfy everyone in the family, the Tortillas are available in three varieties, each made with simple and wholesome ingredients, including whole grains and 5 grams of fiber per serving. The three flavors include:
  • Plain Tortillas (MSRP - $5.99) - Soft and pliable so they’re perfect for building a simple quesadilla or a loaded chicken burrito.
  • Spinach Tortillas (MSRP - $5.99) – These delicious tortillas are made with gluten-free ingredients moms can feel good about. Their soft and pliable texture make them the perfect wrap for a variety of ingredients, from a chicken Caesar wrap to a morning egg and cheese delight.
  • Fiesta Tortillas (MSRP - $5.99) – Spice up your favorite Mexican meal with these tasty tortillas made with red bell pepper, jalapeno, onion and garlic flavors.
Additional Rudi’s Gluten-Free products include Original, Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin Breads, Pizza Crust, Hamburger Buns and Hot Dog Rolls. All products are available nationally at natural foods stores and select mainstream supermarkets. For more information and to find local availability, visit
About Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Inc.
Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Inc., has been passionate about baking better breads for families for more than 30 years. Founded and headquartered in Boulder, Colo., Rudi’s Organic Bakery is the only nationally available brand offering a full line of nutritious and delicious, certified organic breads and baked goods. Rudi’s Organic is committed to baking breads using only the best organic ingredients and no artificial additives, preservatives and GMOs. In 2010, Rudi’s Organic leveraged this heritage to create Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery, a line of gluten-free breads and baked goods made with wholesome, all-natural ingredients so that each bite tastes like the real thing. Rudi’s Organic and Rudi’s Gluten-Free products are available nationally at natural foods stores and select mainstream supermarkets. For more information, visit