Wild Mushroom & Millet Risotto
From Natasha Corrett, Honestly Healthy Serves 3
‘I made this recipe for a great friend Melanie C – she told me that one of her favourite things to eat was a mushroom risotto but that she would love to discover a healthier way to cook it. Without all of the butter, cheese and wine that you would find in a normal risotto, this is a far healthier option with just as powerful a punch in the flavour department!’
- 2 shallots or ½ red onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic
- ½ tsp ground coriander
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 135g millet
- 750 ml water mixed with 1 tbsp vegetal Bouillon powder
- ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 200g of wild or Portobello mushrooms
- 6g fresh coriander or parsley
In a pan sauté the shallots, garlic and ground coriander in the coconut oil for 3 minutes. Add the millet and stir continuously for 2 minutes to allow a nutty flavour to develop. Add half of the stock to the pan and leave on a medium heat. After 4 minutes, dice half of the mushrooms and add them to the pan.
Add another 100ml of the stock and leave to simmer for 3-4 minutes. Once the stock starts to get absorbed again add the remaining amount and leave to cook for another 12 minutes or until the millet is soft. Add the rest of the mushrooms (apart from 5-6 for garnish) the nutritional yeast and the apple cider vinegar and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with pink salt and cracked pepper to taste.
Slice and fry off the remaining mushrooms in 1 tsp of coconut oil for 2 minutes or until soft. Finally stir in the chopped fresh coriander and nutritional yeast and serve with the remaining mushrooms over the top.
About the author...
Natasha Corrett is the founder and creator of Honestly Healthy and alkaline chef to the stars – Victoria Beckham and Robbie Williams rave about her ‘healthy, yet ridiculously delicious’ recipes. She is the author of three books, has a column in Women’s Health Magazine and is regularly featured across the news media.
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