Oats Risotto with Mushrooms and Walnuts


You can make a risotto out of just about any whole grain—which means you’re packing in much more nutrition and fiber in every bite. The steel cut oats in this risotto adds a nutty crunchiness to this savory dish. This recipe comes to us from Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian.

Serves 4

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced summer squash (zucchini, yellow, or crookneck)
  • 1 cup sliced leeks, green and white sections
  • 2 cup sliced brown mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 cup uncooked steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup packed chopped fresh basil

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the squash, leeks, mushrooms, garlic, and black pepper and sauté for 3minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the broth and wine in a small saucepan over medium heat until warm but not boiling.

Stir the oats and walnuts into the vegetable mixture. Ladle approximately 1/2 cup of the warm broth mixture over the mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the liquid is absorbed. Add another 1/2 cup broth mixture and continue cooking, stirring, and adding more warm broth until all the broth has been incorporated and the risotto is creamy and just tender, about 20 minutes.

Stir in the fresh basil and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information

Oats Risotto with Mushrooms and Walnuts

Servings per Recipe: 4

Amount per Serving

Calories:  331

Calories from Fat:  

Total Fat:  16 g

Saturated Fat:  

Cholesterol:  

Sodium:  51 mg

Dietary Fiber:  7 g

Protein:  11 g

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