Friday, February 11, 2011
Shitake Mushroom & Kale Risotto
I had been craving risotto for months. MONTHS! ...possibly longer? But everytime I saw a recipe, I felt overwhelmed (read: lazy), and would decide to skip it. Then came Dairy Free Betty's post: Mushroom & Kale Quinoa Risotto.
*cue angels singing*
After an intense hot yoga class, all I could think about was that risotto. I'd already bought the ingredients, so I decided to just go for it (despite the fact that it was 9pm).
Verdict? It was hard to stop eating :P I ate half the recipe and had to make myself stop and save the rest for lunch (I mean...breakfast) the next day.
The only changes I made...I prefer brown rice to quinoa, so I used that instead. (If you do this, keep in mind that there is a longer cook time then there is for quinoa, and you'll likely need extra broth.)
I also used fresh shitake mushrooms because I loooove them!!
Of course I added garlic. I think six cloves? Yeah, garlic & I are besties. Tossed in some S & P, too.
And the savoury I used? A homemade Herbs de Provence blend that my awesome Auntie Lolo gave me for Christmas :) om nom nom!
btw, walnuts are a MUST in this dish! The crunch they add is just...omg...I don't even know. Just do it.
peace, love, food <3