Beans And Mushroom ‘Risotto’

Beans And Mushroom 'Risotto' recipe

Risotto is a rich and creamy, traditional Italian rice dish. Arborio rice is usually used when making risotto.

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Serves: 15
  • 8-9 cups chickpeas
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 kg rice
  • 4 cups (1 litre) stock
  • 1 cup (250ml) cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated.
  1. Soak the beans overnight. Rinse with cold water and cook for 3 hours or until soft.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onions and garlic.
  3. Add mushrooms, rice, stock and cream. Cover with a lid and reduce heat. Cook until rice is done.
  4. Simmer slowly for 10 minutes. Add the beans and cheese. Cook for further 3-5 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.