Mushroom Beanotto

An interesting and tasty twist on risotto, this delicious and filling ‘beanotto’ is made with beans, swiss chard, a variety mushrooms and thyme in a base of stock and mascarpone. 

Ingredients: 2 cloves of garlic, 2 shallots, 90g button mushrooms, 60g oyster mushrooms, 200g swiss chard, 6g thyme.

From the Larder: glug of oil, 175g mascarpone, 200ml stock, tin of cannellini beans or otherwhite beans, juice and zest of ½ lemon.

Instructions:

  • Dice garlic and shallots and begin sautéing in a knob of butter.
  • Slice mushrooms and add to the sauté pan and continue to sauté for 5-10 minutes until soft and browned.IMG_1633
  • Finely Chop the chard and add to the pan and continue to cook.
  • Prepare the stock and then add to the sauté pan and allow to cook for a further 5 mins.cooking mushroom and chard 600px
  • Drain, rinse and add the cannelini beans.
  • Strip thyme leaves off the stems and add to the pan.
  • Mix in the marscapone, reduce heat, squeeze in juice of ½ lemon, season to taste, stirring while it gets hot again.IMG_1646
  • Serve with lemon zested over,
  • And for hungrier tummies, crusty bread or a baked potato.