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Local Life - Wigan - March 2018

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66 Buckwheat Risotto

66 Buckwheat Risotto with Macadamia Cream Serves 4 Ingredients 1 large aubergine, chopped into small chunks 2tbsp garlic-infused oil 255g buckwheat groats (available from good supermarkets) 80ml dry white wine 470ml vegetable stock or hot water 150g spring greens Juice and zest of 1 lemon 1/2 small bunch of fresh parsley, finely chopped Grated parmesan, to serve (optional) For the macadamia cream: 40g macadamia nuts, soaked for 5 hours or overnight 35g sunflower seeds 160ml water 1/2 tsp sea salt 1tbsp lemon juice Method To make the macadamia cream, add all of the ingredients apart from the water into the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. While the processor is still running, pour in the water bit by bit, until you reach a thick, cream-like consistency. Leave to one side whilst preparing the rest of the dish. To make the risotto, heat the garlic-infused oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the aubergine and saute for about 10 minutes or until softened and starting to brown. Add the buckwheat groats to the pan. Toss and let cook, ‘toasting’ the buckwheat, for one to two minutes. Add the wine, stir and let cook until completely absorbed. Ladle in the vegetable stock, a little bit at a time, keeping the mixture at a low simmer. Each time the liquid is absorbed by the buckwheat, add a bit more, until you’ve used up all the stock and it’s been absorbed fully by the buckwheat. Have a quick taste. The buckwheat should be tender at this point, but not mushy. Add in the spring greens and lemon juice and cook for another couple of minutes. Take the pan off the heat and stir the macadamia cream. Divide into bowls and serve topped with parsley, lemon zest, and a little parmesan, if you like.

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