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Baked Brown Rice Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Mushrooms are a great source of potassium, which is an important mineral for helping lower blood pressure and reducing the risk of stroke. Mushrooms will also provide you with a good dose of selenium, which works as an antioxidant, protecting cells in the body from free radical damage. Selenium can also help reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer.

Serves: 3–4



  • ½ bunch kale, stems removed & leaves ripped into pieces
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1½ cups uncooked short-grain brown rice
  • 5 cups vegetable stock
  • 400g fresh mushrooms, sliced (such as porcini, chanterelle, oyster, portobello)
  • ⅓ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Zest 1 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
  2. Toss kale with olive oil. Place on baking tray and season with a little sea salt.
  3. Bake for 10 mins until light and crispy. Remove from oven and set aside.
  4. Cook onion and garlic in frying pan over medium heat with some olive oil, until soft. Put in baking dish with rice.
  5. Heat 4¼ cups vegetable stock until boiling and pour over rice.
  6. Place in oven for 1 hour, until rice is tender and all liquid has been absorbed.
  7. Just before rice is ready, cook mushrooms in frying pan over medium heat with some olive oil.
  8. Remove rice from oven and stir through parmesan cheese and mushrooms, adding extra stock if too dry.
  9. Top with fresh thyme, lemon zest and kale chips.
  10. Tip: Super-charge your risotto by using bone broth in place of half your vegetable stock. This is a wonderful way to give your risotto a nourishing boost. Bone broth contains many important nutrients such as calcium, silicon, glucosamine and chondroitin. These nutrients have been found to help support immune function, promote strong bones, help reduce joint inflammation and repair and improve the health of the gut lining.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .