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I found myself all alone for dinner the other night, so decided to make something warm and comforting.
If you have been following along, part of this years resolutions was to use up everything in the house first.
I threw in eat a little healthier as well. But let’s face a little healthier leaves me some room to ride the fence on that one.
I settled on a big bowl of creamy risotto. Because I have the dooms day size bag of organic quinoa from Costco in my pantry that I need to use, I swapped it for the rice.
This is one Tasty Quinoa Recipe
In A small stock pot heat the four cups of chicken stock over medium to low heat as you prep your vegetables.
Slice up 8 ounces of mushrooms. I used baby bellas, I like the meaty taste that they have when cooked down.
In a medium dutch oven over medium heat, melt two tablespoons of unsalted butter. Add the mushrooms and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.Remove from the pot and set aside.
In the same dutch oven add two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Add in 1/4 of an onion fine diced. Let the onion cook until it begins to become translucent, about 5 minutes.
To the onion add in one clove of garlic minced, cook another minute. Add 1 cup of quinoa and stir to coat with the oil. Let the quinoa toast in the pot for a couple of minutes.
Add the wine to the dish and scrape the bottom of the dish to get those little flavor bits off of the bottom of the pan. Let it cook for a couple of minutes to allow the alcohol to cook off.
Now comes the labor intensive part of the recipe. Begin to ladle the warm stock into the pot one ladle at a time. Stir often, continue to add the stock, stirring until it is all gone, about 40 minutes.
Add the grated parmesan cheese. give it a good stir, then add back in the mushrooms. Combine everything with a gentle stir so you don’t break up the mushrooms.
Give the mushrooms a couple of minutes to warm back up. Taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper to taste, serve warm with more fresh grated parmesan cheese.
It turned out creamy and tasty the ideal meal for a cold winter day. It goes well as a side, but I ate it as my meal. I hope that you enjoy! If you give it a try drop me a message how it turned out.