one of my main food fears (aka: foods i find intimidating to make) is risotto.
when i saw emily post this recipe for asparagus and mushroom quinoa risotto a couple weeks ago, i starred it, thinking that it might be a good jumping off point for me to conquer my fear of making “real” risotto!
i bought some veggies and finally decided that last night was the night!
i made a couple substitutions from emily’s original recipe.
i used broccoli instead of asparagus and substituted leeks for the onions (i had both from the garden and wanted to use them up! plus they’re fresher than what’s in the supermarket & local – win win!). i also used 3 cups of vegetable broth plus about one cup of water instead of the 4 cups emily suggested. this was only because i opened a box of broth last week and wanted to use it up and not open another… also, i used real butter instead of earth balance (because i don’t have any earth balance…).
first i chopped veggies…
sauteed mushrooms and leeks…
added the quinoa…
and stirred. added more broth. stirred. added more broth.
get the picture?
i was surprised how easy this was!
i was always scared of risotto because i thought it was hard. apparently, it’s not hard. just time consuming.
maybe you guys will see “real” risotto on here sooner than i thought!
i really liked this recipe and i’m sure i’ll make it (or another variation) again. plus, it’s awesome because i have leftovers for at least two packed lunches.
that’s my kind of recipe!
have you ever made risotto?
if you have a really really good risotto recipe, please link to it!