How to make Brown Rice Risotto -

A deliciously healthy risotto made with brown rice

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Basmati Rice (बासमती चावल), Eggplant

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Rice

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Brown Rice Risotto

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Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Brown Rice Risotto Recipe

  • Basmati Rice soaked for 2 hours and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Eggplant 1 medium

  • Olive oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Garlic finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Vegetable stock 3 1/2 - 4 cups

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Red chillies fresh 2

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Processed cheese 50 grams

  • Fresh parsley sprig for garnishing


Step 1

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and sauté till lightly browned.

Step 2

Cut eggplant in medium-sized cubes.

Step 3

Add onion to the pan and sauté further for a minute. Add brown rice and mix well.

Step 4

Add eggplant cubes and salt and mix well. Add 1 cup vegetable stock and crushed peppercorns and mix well.

Step 5

Finely chop red chillies and add, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 6

Add remaining vegetable stock and mix. Add tomato and mix well. Cover and cook till the moisture is absorbed.

Step 7

Remove the lid, grate cheese into the pan and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat till the rice is fully done.

Step 8

Transfer the risotto onto a serving plate, garnish with parsley sprig and serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.