Dairy-Free Brown Rice Risotto

By request from one of our CambiatiCleanse members, we present our version of Brown Rice Risotto with Almonds and Black Truffle Oil. The black truffle oil is divine; you definitely know you’re eating something special when you taste it. Pair this risotto with fresh grilled vegetables and a lean protein option.  We suggest keeping it grilled and simple.  In a rush? Pick up Diablo Foods version of this delicious dish (and while you’re there, check out all of their other CambiatiClean pre-made food options, too!)

Servings: 4-6

3 cups low sodium organic chicken broth
1 cup organic short grain brown rice
1 tsp olive oil
1 fresh garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
2 tsp fresh basil, minced
1/2 cup raw sliced almonds
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1 tbsp black truffle oil
1 tsp nutritional yeast
Pepper to taste (we didn’t need to add salt and recommend you taste the food before you season it.)

In a large stainless steel sautée pan, add broth and bring to boil. Meanwhile rinse and soak rice in clean water, drain before using. When broth is boiling, add rice and wait for simmer. Once simmering reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 40 minutes.

Move oven rack to top position and set oven to broil. In a separate sautée pan, heat olive oil. Add onions, garlic, and basil; sautée until onions are soft and slightly brown; set aside. Spread almonds on cookie sheet and place on top rack in oven; check after 30 seconds. Almonds should be toasted to a medium color. Remove from oven; set aside.

At the end of 40 minutes, rice should be slightly watery. Texture should be a slight edge before al dente. Be careful not to overcook rice; it should not be soft or mushy. Remove lid, add almonds and stir. Add pepper and yeast, stir. Finally, add black truffle oil and stir (this should be the last ingredient just before serving.) Texture should be moist and al dente; not mushy or overly soft. Sprinkle with parsley for garnish.

Proportion Guide: 1/4 cup for women in weight loss; 3/4 for men in weight loss; 1 cup for athletes.

Nutritional Guide: 1 serving of whole grains and just over 1.25 servings of healthy fat.