Mushroom quinoa risotto with hazelnut gremolata (Gluten-Free)

July 31, 2019


  • 20g unsalted butter

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 2 tbs finely chopped dried porcini mushrooms

  • 400g mixed mushrooms (such as Swiss brown and cup), sliced

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 11/2 cups (300g) white quinoa, rinsed

  • 1.25L (5 cups) gluten-free chicken stock

  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard

  • 1/2 cup (40g) grated parmesan, plus extra to serve



Place a heavy-based deep frypan (with a lid) over medium heat. Add butter and stir until melted, then add onion and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened.


Add the porcini, mixed mushrooms and two-thirds of the garlic. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until softened and beginning to caramelise.


Add the quinoa, stirring for 2 minutes until well coated and slightly toasted.


Increase heat to high. Add 2 cups (500ml) stock and bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until stock is evaporated.


Repeat process with another 2 cups (500ml) stock and cook for 10 minutes or until stock is evaporated and quinoa is al dente. Remove from heat and stir through mustard, parmesan and remaining 1 cup (250ml) stock. Set aside for 5 minutes.


To make the gremolata, combine hazelnuts, parsley and lemon zest with remaining garlic. Stir through olive oil. Top risotto with gremolata to serve.

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