Steel Cut Oats Risotto with Mushrooms and Walnuts

Steel Cut Oats Risotto with Mushrooms and Walnuts

On a trip to Italy, I tasted a walnut risotto that was out of this world. At home, I learned that 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.

4
Servings
275
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Cup sliced summer squash
  • 1 Cup sliced leeks
  • 2 Cups 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 steel cut oats
  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 Cup chopped fresh basil

Directions

1.Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the squash, leeks, mushrooms, garlic, and black pepper and sauté for 3minutes.
2.Meanwhile, heat the broth and wine in a small saucepan over medium heat until warm but not boiling.
3.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.
4.Stir in the fresh basil and serve immediately.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
58mg
19%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
51µg
7%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
71µg
79%
Calcium, Ca
67mg
7%
Choline, total
75mg
18%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
51µg
2%
Folate, total
52µg
13%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
50mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
298mg
43%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
46µg
84%
Sodium, Na
654mg
44%
Water
388g
14%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Eel Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Eel Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.