Wednesday, January 6, 2010

quinoa risotto

trying this tonight; no idea if it'll turn out yummy or not, but i need to use my quinoa!

edit: THIS ROCKS!! i think i'll add a cup of white wine instead of water next time, though.
(even dawud raved about it. khary wouldn't touch it, unfortunately. odd, b/c i KNOW he'd devour it if he tried it.)

i served it with crockpot "rotisserie" chicken and mustard-brown sugar-glazed carrots. it was all thrown together quickly, but the meal went together really well! :)

Quinoa Risotto

* 1 cup quinoa
* 1 Tbsp. olive oil
* 1 cup chopped onion
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 1 cup vegetable broth
* 1 cup skim milk
* 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
* 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Rinse and drain quinoa three times, using a fine mesh strainer to remove the bitter outer coating.

Heat olive oil in a heavy saucepan or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft, stirring constantly. Add garlic and quinoa and continue stirring a minute or two. Stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer until quinoa is tender, stirring occasionally, approximately 10-12 minutes.

Add mushrooms and cook another 3-5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat. Add cheese and let stand a few minutes, so risotto can thicken.

Serves 6.

Quinoa Risotto with Italian Cheese: An Italian-inspired vegetarian quinoa recipe

1 comment:

  1. had it again tonight, with some wine...tasted a little more complex and i found it yummier. served it with pecan-parmesan crusted sole filets and the glazed carrots.

    khary did try the risotto this time, but i think the texture put him off. he said he didn't like it, but chewed and swallowed it, which he doesn't do if he doesn't like the taste.