If you like mushroom risotto, you would love this great alternative, for a gluten free and legume based dish. This is Risoni al funghi!
Have you tried the Trader Joe's Risoni?
The Risoni is a form of small short-cut pasta , shaped like long grain rice or like orzo. I love the Trader Joe's Risoni because is organic, gluten free and made with red lentil and chickpeas. I have cooked the risoni and made salad dishes, but my new favorite is the Risoni or risotto al funghi (mushrooms). This is a delicious and hearty dish, perfect for your Meatless Mondays.
For this dish, I started with a garlic and white onions base, then sautee the mushrooms for a few minutes and then add the dry risoni and veggie stock. Bring it to a boil and then simmer until it is cooked through. I like to add a touch of butter at the end to make it creamier and fresh grated pecorino romano... don't forget the fresh chopped parsley for garnish and a good drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil. I had truffle oil on hand so I used this.