In a hurry to get a gourmet meal on the table?
I am going to show you how to make a delicious gourmet quality meal with :20 minutes of prep time- and when you return home from work or school- you will be ready to enjoy dinner!
During our cool winter months try different grains- Rice contains measurable levels of Arsenic in it (1) Farro is an ancient grain you may also know as Spelt, Emmer, & Eincorn, it looks like rice and has nutritional benefits that include:
- Farro is filled with Magnesium which can relief tension and menstrual cramps!
Chicken Farro Mushroom Risotto:
Looking for an alternative to rice for dinner?
2 1/4 cups low-sodium
1/2 lb button mushrooms,
halved or quartered if large
1 leeks, white and light
green parts only, halved and sliced
1 3-inch piece Parmesan
rind and 1/3 cup grated Parmesan, plus more grated for serving
kosher salt and black
4 small boneless,
skinless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)
1 cup of Fresh frozen
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf
1) Combine the
broth, farro, mushrooms, leeks, Parmesan rind, bay leaf, nutmeg, 1 teaspoons
1/2 teaspoon pepper in a
4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Top with the chicken.
2) Cover and cook
until the chicken is tender, on low for 4 to 4 ½ hours or on high for 3 hours
on low (this will shorten total recipe time).
Stir in frozen pea to the slow cooker
the last 10 minutes
When cooking is completed- Discard the
Parmesan rind and bay leaf. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken into large pieces.
Stir in grated Parmesan.
Sprinkle the risotto with the parsley and serve with
additional grated Parmesan on a bed of arugula.
Enjoy this reduced calorie Risotto!
Makes 4 servings:
425 calories / serving
197 mg Calcium
Modified Recipe Inspired by
Lindsay Hunt / Real Simple 2013