Cream quinoa mushroom risotto

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Creamy quinoa mushroom risotto
Creamy quinoa mushroom risotto
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

This creamy quinoa mushroom risotto recipe uses the quinoa grain alongside traditional aborio risotto rice and gives this hearty risotto dish a South American twist. The basil and the garlic, as well as a varied selection of dried and fresh mushrooms make the dish full of flavour. Quinoa is also a healthier grain if you are looking for a low-fat alternative to traditional risotto recipes. Perfect for a weekend night in with the family or as a sharing dish between friends.


  • 300mlboiling water
  • 15g mixed dried mushrooms
  • 900ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 200g white closed cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 200g brown closed cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 175g quinoa
  • 175g risotto rice
  • 2tbsp snipped fresh basil leaves


  1. Place the dried mushrooms in a bowl, cover with the boiling water and leave to soak for 10 mins, drain, reserving the liquid and chop the mushrooms. Place the chicken stock in a large pan, add the dried mushroom liquid and slowly bring to the boil, leave on a gentle simmer.
  2. Heat half the oil in a large pan, add the mushrooms and sauté over a high heat for 2-3 mins until golden brown. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining oil to the pan, add the onion and sauté for 2-3mins. Add the chopped dried mushrooms, garlic, quinoa and rice and stir for 30 secs. Add the wine and gently simmer, stirring until the liquid has evapourated.
  4. Add a ladleful of the hot stock to the rice mixture and cook, stirring until the liquid has been absorbed. Repeat until the rice is tender and the stock has all been used about 15-20mins. Stir in the reserved mushrooms, parmesan and basil and remove from the heat. Serve in bowls.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 420(kcal)
  • Fat 10.4g
  • Saturates g
  • Sugars g
  • Salt g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Delicious! Decpetively quick and easy - I've added this to my recipe book (for nights in to myself - the boyf is not a mushroom fan...more for me!)


I found this recipe elsewhere and it requires half a cup of dry white wine


In the method it says "Add the wine" what wine? there is no wine mentioned in the ingredient list!!!!!!!!!!!!

sue 1234

would this be ok for a celiac? and a diabetic ?

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