Recipe

Vegan Risotto With Broccoli

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Vegan Risotto With Broccoli
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By @elavegan
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Recipe:
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Ingredients:
1 tbsp oil or vegan butter
1 medium yellow onion diced
3 garlic cloves minced
1 cup (200 g) risotto rice (e.g. Arborio)
2 1/2 to 3 cups (600-700 ml) vegetable broth warmed on the stovetop
1/2 cup (120 ml) white wine (vegan) or more broth
3 cups (225 g) broccoli cut into bite-sized florets
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
1 tbsp lemon juice (or more to taste)
1 batch vegan cheese sauce or store-bought vegan queso
Instructions
Pour 3 cups of vegetable broth into a saucepan and bring to a low simmer. Keep it on the stovetop to reheat if needed.
Heat oil or vegan butter in a skillet/frying pan. Add onion and sauté for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in minced garlic and arborio rice and sauté for a further one minute or until the rice is opaque and nicely toasted.
Pour in 1/2 cup of wine to deglaze the pan, stirring frequently until the wine is absorbed.
Add 1/2 cup vegetable broth to the rice, and let simmer on low heat until the broth is absorbed. Stir frequently to achieve a creamy risotto. Add more broth, 1/2 cup at a time until the broth is absorbed, then add more.
After about 10 minutes, add salt, black pepper, lemon juice, broccoli florets, and more broth. Put a lid on the pan and let simmer for about 10 minutes, adding more broth if needed and stirring frequently. You will need about 2 1/2 to 3 cups of vegetable broth in total until the rice is cooked.
Meanwhile, make a batch of my easy vegan cheese sauce (or use store-bought vegan queso). Pour the sauce into the pan and stir to combine.
Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt/pepper/lemon juice to taste. Garnish with fresh herbs, serve immediately and enjoy. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.