6 Cool Vegan Risotto Recipes

Rice, ingredient of Afro-Asian origin, can be easily combined with other ingredients to create a delicious and healthy meals. By using rice you can make milk, sweet treats but also a very tasty savory dishes. Today we present to you six ways to prepare vegan risotto, a traditional Italian dish made of rice.

  1. Risotto with mushrooms, the Mediterranean style

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One of the most popular recipes for risotto is definitely the one with the mushrooms. Mushrooms are giving a specific taste to the rice, and the taste of the risotto will be different, depending on the type of mushrooms.

Ingredients:

  • 300g rice
  • 1 Onion
  • 200g mushrooms
  • Spices according to taste
  • 2 medium-sized cloves of garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Handful of parsley

Preparation:

Braise onions, and then add the rice and stir it well. Pour enough water to cover the rice. Add 2-3 teaspoons of salt and Mediterranean spices. Chop mushroom labels, and drop them in the rice. Periodically pour water, but no more than the level of coverage of rice. Cook until the rice is cooked and while the water evaporates.

When the rice is cooked and the water has evaporated, remove the saucepan from the cooker and add the butter, chopped garlic, pepper, and parsley. Stir well all the ingredients.

 

  1. Risotto made with tomato and truffle oil

Risotto made with tomato and truffle oil

Truffles are definitely one of the most expensive natural ingredients so they are rarely used in everyday cooking, but there is the alternative – truffle oil which will give the rice delightful taste.

Ingredients (for one person):

  • 100g rice
  • 1 small onion
  • 100 ml of tomato juice
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • olive oil
  • basil
  • piece of butter
  • truffle oil

Preparation:

Put water to boil and dissolve one bouillon cube in it. Add olive oil in a frying pen and braise onions to golden brown, add rice and stir it for a minute or two. Add tomato juice. Stir well and pour one ladle of soup. Stir the rice frequently and every time the liquid is almost evaporated, add another ladle of soup. Repeat this  until the rice is done. When the rice is done remove from heat, add a cube of butter and mix well with a fork. Leave for 5 minutes on the side. Optionally, you can spice it up with some fresh basil.

Before serving pour over a few drops of truffle oil. This rice goes perfectly with a crispy salad, in which you can add pumpkin or sunflower seeds.

  1. Risotto with vegetables

Risotto with vegetables

The most frequently prepared dish during the spring enriched with vitamins, and also the easiest recipe for making risotto.

Ingredients:

  • 500g rice
  • 300g peas
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 dl oil
  • Curry
  • Salt and ground black pepper

Preparation:

In a saucepan with oil braise finely chopped onions. Then add rice and carrots cut into cubes. Meanwhile, in another saucepan cook the peas with water and a little salt. When cooked, add onion and carrot and peas together with the water in a pre-fried rice. Add 2 bay leaves, ground black pepper and curry. Leave it on the stove for couple of minutes and then pour into a baking dish. Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes on 200 degrees.

 

4 Spring risotto with vegan cheese

 

Basic foods that we always have is cheese and rice. Therefore when you do not have a lot of time and too much inspiration, prepare this delicious and exquisite recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of rice for risotto
  • 500 ml vegetable broth
  • vegan cheese
  • fresh coriander
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • stem of young garlic

Preparation:

In a frying pan or in a wok put a piece of butter and add chopped young garlic. Add rice and fry it together for a while. Pour in the broth and then stir, until the rice is cooked. Near the end toss in chopped coriander, salt, olive oil and pepper. When the dish is cooked, add small cubes of vegan cheese.

  1. Chocolate risotto

Chocolate risottoIf you are a fan of sweets then this recipe will definitely make you happy – chocolate risotto or rice pudding with chocolate.

Ingredients:

  • 180g rice
  • 6 dl soy milk
  • 80g chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 50g sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons soy cream

Preparation:

Pour soy milk over the rice and heat it to boiling. Reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes, with frequent stirring. Add the chocolate, butter and sugar, and cook a few more minutes. Remove from heat, add a little cinnamon and soy cream. Leave it covered for a few minutes. Pour into serving bowls and sprinkle with grated chocolate.

6 Risotto with apple and almonds

rissoto-almonds

A perfect blend of grains and fruits with refreshing taste, perfect for a nutritious and healthy dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest
  • 170g Arborio rice
  • 300-400 ml vegetable stock
  • Pinch of crushed chilies
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons soy cream
  • 30g roughly chopped toasted almonds

Preparation:

Finely chop the shallots, peel the apples and cut into small cubes and pour over with the lemon juice. On a preheated pan melt 2 tablespoons of butter and braise the shallots until slightly softened. Add apples and lemon zest and simmer 2-3 minutes. Add the rice in the pan while constantly stirring until the rice becomes translucent. Add a large pinch of salt, freshly ground pepper and hot pepper. Reduce heat and little by little, pour in the broth, stirring frequently, until rice is cooked. You might spend all foundation, but it may happen that you spend less than its stated in the recipe, it depends of the rice.

When rice is cooked, stir in cold butter. Remove risotto from the heat and stir in the soy cream and serve immediately sprinkled with roughly chopped almonds.