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Quinoa Risotto

Quinoa Risotto
24 Jun 2020


Trying to chase the diet, try this Creamy Quinoa Risotto, using True Elements Quinoa! It is absolutely delicious since it has button mushrooms & baby corns as well. A twist on the classic risotto, this quinotto recipe aka. quinoa risotto stars quinoa instead of rice to make a fabulous Italian-inspired dish.


3 cups mixed mushrooms sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups quinoa dry
1 tablespoon butter or refined coconut oil
4 garlic cloves minced
1 brown onion finely sliced
1 lemon juice and zest
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari to keep gluten-free
3/4 cup grated Parmesan or nutritional yeast
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions (For qty, refer to the ingredients section)

  1. in a medium pan, sauté the sliced mushrooms with a little bit of olive oil until they are cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. In a large pot on medium-high heat, toast the quinoa in butter (or oil, if using), stirring regularly, until fragrant.
  3. Add minced garlic and sliced onion and sauté until softened.
  4. Once all the liquid has been reduced, add the rest of the ingredients: reserved mushrooms, lemon juice, and zest, thyme, vinegar, soy sauce (or tamari if using), and Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast if using). Stir well for a few minutes, and then remove from the heat.
  5. Serve immediately.
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