Gluten Free Mushroom Risotto Recipe

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Last week’s recipe was a simple and versatile mushroom sauce, so I am incorporating it into a creamy and hearty (but healthy of course!) risotto recipe.  This risotto is healthy because of three reasons: I am using quinoa instead of risotto rice, it is gluten free and vegetarian – with the option to be vegan – and is packed with antioxidants.

A great way to get excited about cooking is to understand what you are putting in your stomach and getting a good grasp of what each ingredient will do to benefit your health.  Now aren’t you excited to make risotto that will be delivering a punch of protein, B vitamins, and antioxidants?! You should be!

Mushroom Risotto
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: vegetarian, gluten free
Author: Sarah @ The Balanced Babe
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Serves: 2
  • – 3 cups of cooked quinoa
  • – 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • – 2 1/2 cups of homemade mushroom sauce ( Link in post )
  • – 1/2 oz of Feta Cheese ( or vegan cream cheese if you want this to be a vegan recipe)
  • – pinch of himalayan salt
  • – 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  1. – If you already have the quinoa cooked, and leftover mushroom sauce, you simply blend the mushroom sauce with the quinoa and stir in the added nutritional yeast, cheese, and olive oil.
  2. – If you are starting from scratch:
  3. – Cook the quinoa by bringing 5 cups of water to a boil in a pan with the 3 cups of quinoa and simmer for 20 minutes until the quinoa is cooked
  4. – The mushroom sauce recipe link is within this post – that will take about 20 minutes as well.
  5. – Once the quinoa and mushroom sauce is made, follow the previous steps!


Risotto is a great dish to make for a date night ( hint hint- Valentine’s Day! ) and pairs nicely with baked black cod or salmon, or roasted veggies like green beans or asparagus. Now that you know the base of making a healthy risotto, you can play and experiment with your sauces and seasonings to give it different flavors.


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