You can add anything you like to flavor a risotto. I like butternut squash, cheese, mushrooms, I’ve even tried beets! But that didn’t turn out as good. This is the healthier version of risotto, it calls for brown rice. With time and patience (constant stirring) this will still turn out luxuriously creamy.
Brown Rice Risotto
From youtube videos and websites
- 3 cloves garlic, diced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cups brown rice
- 5 cups water
- 4 cups broth
- spices: saffron, nutmeg, salt, pepper
- olive oil
- Cook onion until translucent with olive oil and salt. Add garlic and cook a little longer. Add rice, salt, pepper and any spices. Cook 4-5 minutes until popping and aromatic.
- Add 1 cup of broth-water mixture at a time, stirring almost constantly until all liquid dissolves.
- After 25 minutes add anything you would like to flavor with: carrots, baked squash etc… Continue stirring for about another hour.