Quinotto, not a Risotto! Black quinoa served like a risotto, published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog
Quinoa is well known in South America, especially in Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. Normally the grain is white or red. I prefer the black ones, as it’s tastier than the others are. Served as quinotto and your quests will be delighted and surprised! The dark color of the grain and the red shine of the beets and tomatoes will give a great performance on the white plates. Please have a try.
Chef’s Handyman’s favorite: Quinotto
Chop onions. Heat olive oil in a pan. Glaze onions. Add quinoa and vanilla bean seeds. Deglaze corn with grappa e cardamomo. Add 1 cup of lukewarm vegetable stock at time, stirring continuously, until each portion of stock is absorbed and the quinoa is al dente. Reduce to medium heat. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Add chopped dried tomatoes and cooked beet cubes. Simmer for another 5 minutes. Garnish with parsley, cilantro and cherry tomatoes. Decorate with pomegranate seeds.
Chef’s Handyman tip: If needed add some soy cream to give a creamy texture.
Serve in preheated soup plates.
Shopping list for 4 dishes:
Quinoa: 400 g or 13 Oz. black quinoa
Drinks: 5 tbsp. Grappa e Cardamomo, skip Grappa, if the menu is made for children.
Stock: 1 l or 32 fl. Oz. vegetable stock
Vegetables: 1 onion
Oil: 3 tbsp. olive oil
Spices: Salt, pepper, vanilla bean
Herbs: Cilantro, parsley
Vegetables: 2 cooked beets
Fruits: 1 pomegranate, 50 g or 1.5 oz. dried tomatoes, 200 g or 7 oz. cherry tomatoes
Vegan Ingredients: 0.5 cups soy cream
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