I love risotto and recently decided that I fancied mushroom risotto so after a bit of experimenting I made the following garlic mushroom risotto and it was lovely so I thought I would share it!
Enjoying mushroom risotto for weight loss
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. This mushroom risotto is filling and full of veggies so really healthy if you want to lose weight.
It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.
It is easy when you are trying to lose weight to fall into the trap of comfort eating when you are feeling down. Finding low healthy snack alternatives can help you avoid weight gain. You do not need to just snack on fruit and vegetables to be healthy there are so many other alternatives.
If you find that you are regularly feeling down and snacking then maybe you need to address this as possible depression and consider seeing your GP. We all have struggled every now and then so it really isn’t something to be ashamed of.
Another option instead of eating at all could be to find something else to do instead of eating when you are feeling down. Give it some thought and see if you can come up with any strategies to help yourself.
Garlic Mushroom risotto tips
Risotto is one of my favourite meals, it always feels so filling and stodgy whilst often having many vegetables in so being actually quite healthy. Once you master the basic way of making it you can easily adapt recipes for new flavours.
Risotto is always more stodgy and well cooked if you reheat it so if you are saving some for another day remove it from the pan before you have finished cooking it.
Always use a bigger pan than you think you need. It is surprising how much you end up making and whilst simmering it is easy for it to splash.
Why you need vegetables to lose weight
Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!
The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!
This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!
Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.
More recipes you may enjoy
If you are looking for more recipes with rice, check out my list of rice recipes from around the world. If you are not confident at boiling rice or making risotto I have a foolproof guide to boiling rice here and a risotto guide here.
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2. Add the dry Arborio rice to the frying pan and fry for 2 minutes stirring continuously.
3. Add two ladles of stock and stir until the liquid is absorbed. Add the remaining stock one ladle at a time stirring continuously and not adding the next until each ladle is absorbed by the rice.
5. Add the mushrooms into the rice with the final ladle of stock and stir to combine.
6. Serve. We enjoy it with roasted carrots and steamed broccoli or fried peppers and onions.
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