How to make Mushroom Quinoa Rissotto -

Mushroom risotto made with the super foods – quinoa and brown rice

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Button mushrooms (बटन मशरूम), Quinoa

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Rice

Mushroom Quinoa Rissotto

Mushroom Quinoa Rissotto Recipe Card


Hindi: dhingri
Available in various types, shapes and sizes, these edible fungi (purely vegetarian!) are a great way to glam-up your dishes. Talking about the types, there are – button, enoki, morel, oyster, shiitake, porcini, chanterelle and portabella. Buy the ones with a firm texture and even colour with tightly-closed caps. If the gills are showing, it is an indication of age and they are probably past their prime.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mushroom Quinoa Rissotto Recipe

  • Button mushrooms quartered 1 cup

  • Quinoa soaked for 2 hours 1 cup

  • Brown rice soaked fro 2 hours 1/2 cup

  • Medium onion 1

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 teaspoons

  • White wine 1/2 cup

  • Vegetable stock 5 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns freshly crushed to taste

  • Processed cheese grated 1/4 cup

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

  • Micro greens to garnish


Step 1

Finely chop onion.

Step 2

Heat olive oil and butter in a deep non-stick pan. When the butter melts, add onion and sauté till translucent. Add garlic and sauté further for ½ minute. Add white wine and mix well. Add button mushrooms and quinoa and mix well.

Step 3

Add brown rice and 2 cups vegetable stock and mix well. Cook for 5-7 minutes or till most of the moisture has been absorbed. Add 2 cups vegetable stock, salt, crushed peppercorns and cook till the rice is almost done.

Step 4

Add the remaining vegetable stock and cheese and mix well. Add fresh cream and mix well. Cover and cook till the rice and quinoa are completely soft.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving platter, sprinkle some crushed peppercorns, garnish with micro greens and serve immediately.

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