You’re probably asking yourself what quinotto is. The answer is very simple: it’s a risotto prepared with quinoa instead of rice, a Peruvian version of the classic Italian dish. Ever since quinoa became popular and added to all kinds of dishes -besides the traditional Andean dishes– a variety of flavors and presentations have turned it into an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be used in both sweet and savory recipes.
To make this delicious dish, prepare the quinoa ahead of time being sure not to overcook, so the quinoa grains are opened but not actually cooked. Then proceed, preparing the risotto as usual, and dinner will be ready in just a few minutes.
What I like about quinoa is that it’s light and gluten-free, making it a perfect option for those following special or grain-free diets. Quinoa also makes a perfect dinner dish. Serve with a green salad or cherry tomatoes, and enjoy!