Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Brown Rice Risotto

My husband only eat brown rice and when I asked him one sunday evening that what he wants for dinner, he said brown rice risotto with grilled vegetables and he continued doing  his work. Then I asked kids, what they want, they come up with something else. So once everyone placed their order, its time to cook. Yes in my house it feels like they are in restaurant , giving order to chef, and then they set down to table and eat the diner. Anyway , but then I got busy with kids , and he started making his diner. Now when he makes it , he put all sorts of ingredients in it to make it flavorful yet good for him. Now you know to make risotto you need white wine or good stock to cook rice and this was brown rice so need more stock. So to make stock he used vegetable bouillon but add herbs and fennel seeds in it to make it more flavorful. and use it in rice.

Ingredients :

1 cup of Brown rice
4 cups of vegetable stock, use the above method or white wine or just water
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 each of red and green pepper
2 cloves of finely chopped garlic
2 tbso. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Salt and Black pepper to taste
Freshly grated parmesan cheese


Heat a big pot , add olive oil in it.
Add onion and cook it on low flame til it becomes light pink.
Add garlic and brown rice and cook for a minute or two till rice nicely coated with oil.
Now add one ladleful of stock in rice and mix it, once it absorbed completely , add more.
Ready made stock has salt in it so be careful with salt in rice too.
Add salt and add more stock , do this till you get your rice perfectly cooked and its creamy , not dried.
If you want you can add vegetables in it, herbs and seasoning in it but he wanted plain so he made it this way only.
When the rice is almost done, add green and red capscicum, add one ladleful of stock to make creamy, add parmesan cheese and black pepper powder. Stir it  and take it out in serving bowl.
Sprinkle more cheese and black pepper on top and enjoy it.

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  1. healthy and delicious dear...looks yumm

  2. Healthy option for nice and light meal.

  3. good you had another good chef at home..nutritious dish

  4. So glad you managed to please everyone in your family with this dish which sounds fab - it's not easy trying to please everyone, believe me I know!!

  5. We always make risotto with brown rice. I love the nutty flavour it gives.

  6. what more do I need for dinner,pass it on..creamy n delicious dear:)

  7. Looks delicious , thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, tweeting.


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