Forbidden Risotto

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Every time my mom makes forbidden rice I'm tempted to lick the bowl. I make a pretty killer risotto so I reimagined it with forbidden rice for the incredible health benefits forbidden rice has to offer. This rice was said to once be exclusively eaten by Chinese emperors. So let's dine like royalty!

What You'll Need:

1 C forbidden rice

2 C organic veggie broth

1/4 C cremini mushrooms, chopped 

1 zucchini, chopped

1/4 C butternut squash, roasted

1/4 C broccolini, chopped, sauteed

1/4 C cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tbsp fresh rosemary

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp fresh black pepper

In a large pot, heat the oil on medium low with the salt, pepper, and rosemary. Add the broth. When the broth is at a soft boil, add the rice, stirring occasionally. Cover. While the rice is cooking, grill your veggies. After about 15 minutes, stir in your grilled veggies, squash and broccolini. Once the broth is absorbed, your new & old-age risotto is ready! 

Alyssa D'Adamo