Power-Risotto with quinoa and herbs

August 18, 2020 | In love with risotto


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Are you the queen of your kitchen?

Today I have a power risotto for you. Why powerful? I use quinoa and red lentils. Great ingredients for a powerful and healthy dish. For my risotto I only use 4 ingredients: quinoa, red lentils, peppers and chickpeas. Easy, delicious, changeable and a perfect idea for meal prep. Yes, you are the queen of the kitchen.


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Ingredients: (serves 4)

160 g quinoa
120 g red lentils
2 pepppers
1 glass (350 g)* chickpeas
1 tablespoon granulated vegetable broth
1-2 tablespoon(s) herb cream cheese
  pepper, salt


* about 220 g net drained weight

Prep time: 5 minutes / Cook time: 20-25 minutes


  1. Wash the quinoa and the lentils thoroughly in a sieve and drain well.
  2. Place quinoa, red lentils and water (300 ml) in one pot and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it cook for 10 minutes, stirring regularly. Don’t close the lid completely. If needed, add more water.
  3. In the meantime, wash and dice the peppers.
  4. Wash the chickpeas in a sieve, too.
  5. Add the chickpeas and the peppers and let it cook for another 10-15 minutes.
  6. Before serving, add the herb cream cheese and season with pepper and salt.

Tips (to exchange) and tricks:

  • The risotto is suitable for freezing.
  • Add more vegetables like zucchini.
  • Exchange herb cream cheese for cream cheese without herbs.
  • Use white or black beans instead of chickpeas.

This recipe is…

  • … quick and easy to cook.
  • … tasty, varied and creative.
  • … vegetarian.
  • … food for the soul.
  • … suitable for meal prep and freezing.

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