Elegant Rice-Free and Gluten-Free Dishes
Allison Day, RHN
Spring forward with rice-free and gluten-free risottos this season. Elegant, trendy, and nutrient-packed, they’re seasonal comfort dishes to usher you into the warmer weather with ease.
Stepping in for heavier winter risottos—made with white rice, loads of butter, and wine—lighter takes on the classic dish can be easily made at home using a variety of wholesome stand-ins. These impressive and elegant risottos skip the white rice, and instead employ naturally gluten-free whole grains and vegetables as their bases. Not only are the tastes bolder, but they’re also more nutrient dense. With cauliflower, peas, oats, quinoa, or asparagus, gluten-free risottos will help you spring forward this year. Light on the palate, bursting with the fresh, invigorating flavours of springtime, these risottos will still provide the comfort food factor we all gravitate toward in a bowl of creamy white rice—without the need to nap later. You’ll be stirred to cook any one of these elegant and fun to prepare dishes this season.