PP Creamy Vegan Risotto

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Chefs:  Alena & Lars Schowalter; Nutriciously.com
Makes:  2 servings
Prep Time:  10 min
Cook Time:  25 min
Total Time:  35 min


  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 c white mushrooms sliced

  • 1 c risotto rice (Arborio)

  • 2-3 c vegetable broth

  • 2 T nutritional yeast

  • 2 T lemon juice

  • 1 T white wine vinegar

  • 1 c peas, frozen

  • 1 c soy milk

  • ½ c leek, chopped

  • 1 t salt

  • ½ t black pepper

  • 2 t Herbs de Provence (French herb blend widely available)

  • Fresh parsley for garnish (Optional)

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  1. In a large pan, sauté onions, garlic and herbs for a few minutes, adding some vegetable broth if needed.

  2. Add the mushrooms and leek, letting everything heat up for another 3-4 minutes.

  3. Add rice and 2 c of veggie broth into the pan as well as vinegar and the c of soy milk.

  4. Let everything simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until liquid is soaked up, stirring occasionally.

  5. Once cooked, add in the peas, nutritional yeast and lemon juice for just a few minutes.

  6. Turn off heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Serve warm.

  8. Garnish with a sprig of parsley if you like.

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