This is my one of my favourite recipes that I created using the amazing Square One Organics range of vegetable purees. Once again proving that baby food is not just for babies. I am a big fan of quinoa risotto. It is one of those quick meals the whole family can enjoy, and best of all, nobody will know it is vegan! This quinoa risotto is so creamy and packed full of flavour, even your most skeptical dinner guests won't have a clue.
I had planned on posting this recipe right after the mango coconut panna cotta pudding and chocolate spinach shake, which were also made with the Square One Products. But I mixed up my dates and had to start my recipe week with the RAWkstar food bloggers from Uncooking 101. So, here it is now. Better late than never.
When I think about easy meals I always go straight to pasta and risotto in the hopes of appealing to the masses. These easy recipes don't take a long time to prepare and have to be amongst the most delicious and satisfying healthy dinners out there. This recipe was inspired by a dish I've eaten many times at my one of my favourite restaurants, Hugo's. For those of you not living in L.A, Hugo's is an institution in the valley, known for it's large delectable menu and extensive vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. This makes it the perfect restaurant for me! Seeing as I can't zap all of my foks to L.A to dine with me, I will bring a taste of the Hugo's magic to you! Or at least I will try….
What I love about this quinoa risotto is how surreptitiously jam-packed it is with green vegetables, making it one of the most fantastic healthy dinner recipes for kids! I have served this to a few children now and have received rave reviews. I don't know about you, but any excuse you can find to sneak more green vegetables into your children's meals the better! "Hooray" I say.
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free and sugar free. I'm going to give this a go on my niece (who has multiple food allergies) when I head back to Australia later this year to welcome baby number two!!! SO excited!