Quinoa Risotto is one of my favourite recipes when I haven’t got a lot of time, because it is so incredibly quick and easy to make.  All you need, is quinoa, whatever veggies you have to hand, and cheese.  Oh yes, and did I mention how incredibly tasty it is?!


Quick, Healthy, Vegetarian Quinoa Risotto
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This scrumptious cheesy quinoa risotto is a quick, healthy, gluten-free dish that is both filling and full of flavour. It'll be a hit with the whole family.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegetarian,
Serves: 4
  • 1½ cups quinoa, rinsed well
  • 2 cups stock or water
  • 3 cups vegetables of choice, chopped
  • 1½ cups grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Parsley to garnish
  1. Pulse vegetables in a food processor until chopped into small pieces.
  2. Add to a pan along with quinoa and stock/water and bring to boil.
  3. Cover, reduce heat and simmer over a medium heat until the liquid has been absorbed (around 15 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat, stir in the grated cheese and cover for 5 min to allow cheese to melt and quinoa to fluff up.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.

  6. Using a teacup, mould risotto into desired portion size and turn out onto serving plate.
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve.
To make the dish vegan, use a non-dairy cheese substitute.

Inspired by Kevin Lynch's Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa on Closet Cooking.
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Serving size: Large

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