Mushroom Spelt Risotto
Risotto is one of my all time fave meals. Although it does take some attentiveness, overall it is very simple and easy to make. This risotto uses a slightly unconventional ingredient in place of the usual arborio rice. Spelt!
Spelt is a close relative of wheat* but unlike other forms of wheat, spelt is packed full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, which is why it has gained some popularity as a legit health food recently. It has a good protein and fibre content, as well as significant levels of iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, selenium, niacin, thiamin, vitamin B6, and folic acid! So if you haven’t tried spelt yet, it could be time to stock up!
This risotto is satisfyingly filling, perfectly creamy, and not quite as sloppy as its traditional arborio rice counterpart. It is incredibly easy to make, with very few ingredients and is absolutely ideal for a fuss-free dinner!
Have you tried spelt yet? I would love to hear what you think of wheat’s lesser known cousin. Comment below!
*sorry coeliacs you will need to replace the spelt in this recipe with normal arborio rice for a GF version