Mushroom, Leek and Cashew Nut Risotto
40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
14 ingredients
4 servings
I love mushroom risotto and I love leeks and cashews however the only risotto recipe I had with these ingredients was with brown rice, boiled in a pot. I prefer the traditional method of cooking risotto and with arborio rice so I used that recipe as a guide, along with another mushroom risotto recipe I had and it is delicious. (Believe it or not, the first time I cooked this recipe I forgot to add the cashews - after all that! Anyway, it still tasted great even without the cashews, but is better with them.) Use the best quality stock you can as with any risotto, the quality of stock makes a huge difference. Preferably, make your own using one of the many chicken stock recipes on 'Zaar as a guide. (It should be a criminal offence to throw away a chicken carcass I reckon!) Alternatively, Campbell's "Real Stock" from the shop is very good.

Categories:  <-60-mins , mushroom , pasta,-rice-and-grains , european , italian , rice , short-grain-rice , main-dish , vegetable , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (464.38 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 870.1 Calories from Fat 272.52
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.28g 186.34%
Saturated Fat 14.25g 284.99%
Trans Fat 0.73g %
Cholesterol 60.81mg 81.08%
Sodium 832.6mg 138.77%
Total Carbohydrate 106.87g 142.49%
Dietary Fiber 2.83 g 45.23%
Sugars 4.99 g %
Protein 24.75g 197.96%
Vitamin A 606.55IU% Vitamin C 2.14mg%
Calcium 258.51mg% Iron 6.42mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sliced mushrooms, fresh parsley, dried basil, cashew nuts