After making this quinoa stir fry the other day, my good bloggig-friend Dearna over at To Her Core (seriously, go check her blog out! It is such a great blog with so many yummy recipes and pretty pictures) gave me a great idea: making quinoa risotto.
That sounded too good not to make. I love risotto and I love quinoa. So that is what I had for dinner last night; quinoa-otto.
The quinoa really did a good job “pretending to be rice”. I didn’t miss the rice the slightest. Also quinoa risotto is healthier than the usual one: less carbs and more protein.
Hey! This is one more vegetarian dinner-recipe. My new year resolution is going quite well (;
When I told my mom I wanted to save some of the quinoa for today, so that I would be able to photograph it she said she thought it was a good idea, but I had to be aware that risotto is very un-photogenic. I was like “bah! Yeah, right – I can make it look good”.
Turns out I couldn’t.
Risotto really doesn’t want to be photographed.
So please don’t let the pictures fool you. This dish might look like a gray and boring mass of something from outer space – but I promise: It is heaven on a plate! (and I’m not even joking)