Who doesn't love Risotto? I am a huge fan of the super creamy grain. But instead of serving it with a deep white and rich mushroom sauce I thought - Why not cover it in green and top it with the rich flavor profile of fresh citrus fruits and super nutritious superfood Brazil Nuts? This is how this dish came to live. And a very cool side note before we deep dive into the flavor profile of the dish. It may not look like it, but this super creamy Miso-Parsley Risotto with Brazil Nut, Lemon Zest and Kumquat is super easy to prep. Enjoy!
This Deliciously Green Salsa Can Be Your Ultimate Excuse To Serve The Creamy Risotto Grain More Often
What makes this dish super special are the contrasting flavors and textures of the veggies, fruits, grains, nuts, herbs & spices. The risotto rice forms the creamy base. Thanks to the onion-leek base, the herbal miso-parsley salsa adds quite a sweet, yet simultaneously deep umami-rich note to the mix. The Brazil nut is there to add the perfect crunch and additional texture, while the lemon zest and the kumquat form the fresh and mildly sour balance to the creamy-sweet risotto mix.
PS - for all of my cheese-loving friends out there: Fold in some nutritional yeast or deliciously aged parmesan before serving. I also added some spinach and a quarter of an avocado last time I served it to make it even more green, nutritious and balanced. Avocado is a perfect natural and healthy source of fat.
Miso Shopping: As you know, I'm a huge Miso fan. For the perfect flavor, pay attention to a clean label when purchasing your Miso. The shorter the ingredient panel, the better. And for a full nutrient-boost / gut treatment, make sure to go purchase a miso that has been fermented in a natural way. My current go-to source is fairment. I've been working with them for quite some time and absolutely love their product quality. With the code Karolin10 you can save 10% on your next purchase.
Nuts&Seeds: Make sure to purchase organic nuts and seeds. Again, there are immense quality difference based on where you purchase your nuts and seeds. What I can recommend is 1001Frucht.de for the German market. I love their product quality and since I get a close look behind the scene of the company, I know they really do their best sourcing in a fair manner from small farmers all around the world.
I hope you enjoy this super flavorful and creamy Miso-Risotto recipe as much as I did when I tried it for the first time. Like always, I would love to see your delicious result and repost it on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form.
Love & Plants, Karo