Quinoa Mushroom Risotto

  • U Serves 2 People
  • P Prep: 00:10
  • P Cook: 00:15
Quinoa Mushroom Risotto

Nutritional Facts

per 1 serving size (Recipe makes 2 servings)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 279

Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Values*

Total Fat 9.98


Saturated Fat 0.99


Polyunsaturated Fat 0.81

Monounsaturated Fat 4.97

Cholesterol 0.00


Sodium 428.95


Potassium 421.25

Total Carbohydrate 40.45


Dietary Fiber 4.95


Sugars 3.77

Protein 6.56

Vitamin A 3.69%

Vitamin C 9.75%

Calcium 2.75%

Iron 17.72%

* Nutritional Values are estimated and may vary

³ Description

I love a good mushroom risotto and had a craving, so I thought I'd try my luck with quinoa in replace of arborio rice. It was super delicious and definitely worth making!! Simple and full of flavour! I honestly surprised myself with how much it resembled a risotto

² Ingredients

  •  1 serving (serving = 1/4 cup) Trader Joe's Organic Quinoa
  •  1 serving (serving = 1 cup) Emeril's All Natural Organic Vegetable Stock
  •  1/2 cup pieces Mushrooms
  •  1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
  •  1 clove Garlic
  •  1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  •  1 tbsp Black Pepper
  •  1/2 medium (4-1/8" long) Scallions or Spring Onions

q Directions

Get a decently deep saucepan and add olive oil, heat up on a low heat.
Dice up onion and mushroom, add the onion to the saucepan and cook until it's turned translucent - stirring to keep from burning
Add mushroom and grate garlic in with the onion - cook for a further 2 minutes or so, until the mushroom has started to saute
Add quinoa, stir until the quinoa is coated with all the flavors - about a minute, then add 1 cup of the stock, give a quick stir and put a lid on the saucepan (low to medium heat) - keep the extra stock if you're finding the liquid is evaporating to much or quickly, I ended up using all the stock
I would leave it for 5 minutes, then check it and stir, adding more liquid if needed - I did that about 3 times until it was cooked
Once cooked I added the pepper and some spring onion to the top
Some other yum options would be;
fresh bocconcini, saffron, chilli, thyme etc.
You could try heaps of variations!

Feel free to use water instead of stock, but I just wanted the added extra flavour.

Recipe Provided by @mission_getglad

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