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Saturday, 14 May 2016

Mushroom Parmesan Risotto

Just fending for myself these last few days on the meal front.  My boys have been SO sick with a stomach bug so feeding them isn't a big to do right now.  Mostly liquids for them, maybe some crackers, a banana, apples sauce... you know the drill.  

We had planned for Fraser's Birthday party to happen this Sunday and I made his cake yesterday figuring that I would just freeze them if we had to cancel it, but when I turned out the cake one of them didn't quite make it out intact.  Since Fraser had been so disinterested in food all day I decided to give him a spoonful of cake in hopes that it would give him a little boost.  He was SO exhausted and although for the most part he was keeping fluids down he just wasn't eating or increasing fluids much.  Apparently birthday cake was just what he needed.... Just a few small nibbles of Mom's super moist organic chocolate cake and his energy rebounded a little.  

Sometimes you just gotta throw out the book and give them cake!  

Anyways.... today is better but they still are not eating much so at lunch time I decided to make Risotto from what I had in the fridge.  O Man this was a serious comfort food lunch!!  

I even have left overs for later :)

Mushroom Parmesan Risotto


1.5 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 onion chopped
1 Tablespoon butter
1 tsp garlic powder or fresh chopped garlic
3/4 cup Arborio rice
2 cups water +
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 
Sea salt and pepper to taste


1. In deep frying pan, sauté mushrooms, onions and garlic in butter until soft. 
2. Add in Arborio rice and stir over heat for 1 minute. 
3. Add in 1 cup of water and stir. Put lid over rice and let water cook off. 
4. Add in another 1 cup of water. Stir in and let it cook down adding additional water as needed until rice is cooked. 
5. Once cooked add in an additional table spoon of water, Parmesan, salt and pepper. 
6. Stir together and cover until thickened and cheese is melted. 
7. Remove from heat and serve. 

Serves 3-4 depending on if you can stop at just one serving ;)

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