This vegetarian-friendly risotto is the perfect match for Perdeberg’s Lighthearted Pinotage.

The wholesome and comforting dish is a great dinner treat for guests, family, and even an evening in cuddled up and watching movies.


  • Olive oil
  • Truffle oil (optional)
  • wild mushrooms (sliced)
  • onion (diced)
  • 1 cup pearl couscous
  • 2 cups chicken/vegetable stock
  • Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parsley
  • Roasted Pine nuts

How to:

  • Fry onions in a medium heat pan with olive oil.  Add the mushrooms and brown them.
  • A few drops of truffle oil with the mushrooms will enhance the flavour.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Add the couscous and mix well.
  • Gradually add the stock and stir occasionally, similar to when making risotto.
  • Simmer for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Stir in grated hard cheese of choice.
  • Serve with chopped flat-leaf parsley, pine nuts, and more parmesan.

Perdeberg’s Lighthearted Pinotage




Born out of a response to growing trends seeking out a low-alcohol, yet still premium and easy-drinking wine, the Lighthearted range caters for the health-conscious, mindful consumer. “Without compromising on quality and taste, Lighthearted offers an excellent low alcohol alternative that tastes great, leaves you with little to no guilt and ultimately gives you the power to effectively manage your alcohol, caloric or sugar intake whilst still enjoying a glass of wine during social occasions,” says group marketing manager, Chantelle Boucher. Be it the person who wants to lower their alcohol or calorie intake, or the one looking for a lighter, refreshing drink for socializing, there’s a Lighthearted wine for everyone. Each of the wines ranges between 8 – 9.5% alcohol, containing 0.10 – 0.20g sugar per 100ml and 55 to 65 calories per 100ml.















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Recipe courtesy of Perdeberg Lighthearted