Quinoa Risotto

This light version of a classic Italian Risotto using Tri-Color Quinoa takes less time to cook, is full of flavor and just as creamy!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 Mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 Mins


  • 1 bag Success® Quinoa
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese


  • This Italian comfort food classic is made with Success® Quinoa, so it’s lighter, full of flavor and as creamy as ever!

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions, adding bouillon cubes to water.

    Step 2

  • In a medium saucepan heat butter and oil over medium heat.

    Step 3

  • Add shallot and garlic and sauté 1 minute.

    Step 4

  • Add quinoa and sauté until all grains are well coated.

    Step 5

  • Stir in wine and continue to cook and stir until wine is absorbed.

    Step 6

  • Add cream and continue to cook for 1 more minute.

    Step 7

  • Remove from heat and stir in cheese. Serve immediately.

    Recipe Tips

  • To make this recipe completely vegetarian, sub in vegetable bouillon cubes for chicken.

Risotto Amore

Love all kinds of risotto? Well, add Quinoa Risotto to the list, because this dish is simply delicious! Forget the rice on this one and add more protein and color to your dish by using Tri-Color Quinoa made quick with Success® Boil-in-Bag.

If you’re one of the many who love to enjoy risotto but just don’t have the time to stand over the stove stirring the rice and broth together, this is your option. It takes a lot less time and has a great creamy flavor – you may not want to go back to rice after!

Make a lighter version of your favorite homemade risotto in less than 30 minutes! If you want to add in a bit more vegetables, chop some shiitake or cremini mushrooms or broccoli florets into small pieces and toss them into the pan with the shallots, but make sure to let them sit over the heat another minute to cook a bit more.

If you’re really just craving the classic rice version, swap in Success® Boil-in-Bag White Rice or try out this Four Cheese Tomato Risotto recipe.