Quick, easy, creamy, and dreamy – this quinoa risotto from Argentina comes together in a snap. It’s lighter than a traditional risotto, but loaded with flavor and super satisfying – perfect for an easy weeknight meal!
Risotto is one of my favorite go-to weeknight meals! Just a few items from the pantry will make the most simple versions, or use it as a catch-all for leftovers or veggies that need to be used up.
This version of risotto is made with quinoa, making it lighter than traditional rice based risottos. The recipe comes from my friend, Chef María Elena Ledesma at Facebook.com/NaturaliaMariaElena, who hails from from Catamarca, Argentina, and happens to be one of the recipes in my upcoming cookbook. I can’t wait for you to get your hands on a copy – it’s going to be so yummy!
The video starts with a base of onions and garlic, followed by the tasty and colorful additions of carrots and bell peppers. In the recipe below, María Elena has also suggests adding mushrooms. The beauty of risotto is you can add whatever you have on hand. Go crazy and add whatever seasonal veggies, cooked meats, or tasty goodies your heart desires!
PS – look for this recipe, along with a delicious selection of other Argentine recipes in the upcoming cookbook. Fingers crossed it will come out later this year!