Sunday, March 8, 2009

Fresh Vegetable Risotto

2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 TB olive oil
1 cup Arborio rice
3 cups vegetable broth
3/4 cup bite size broccoli pieces
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup "creamy mozzarella"*
1/4 cup "Parmesan cheese"**
3 TB fresh basil or parsley
tomato slices

In a large sauce pan cook the mushrooms, onion, and garlic in hot oil too tender. Stir in the rice. Cook and stir for 5 min.

Meanwhile, in another saucepan bring the vegetable broth to a boil; reduce heat and simmer. Slowly add 1 cup of the broth to the rice mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir till liquid is absorbed. Add 1/2 cup broth and the broccoli to the rice mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir till liquid is absorbed. Add 1 cup more broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly till the broth has been absorbed. This should take about 15 min. Stir in tomato, carrot and the remaining 1/2 cup broth. Cook and stir till rice is slightly creamy and just tender. Stir in "creamy mozzarella", "Parmesan cheese" and basil or parsley. If desired garnish with tomato slices.

Taken from "Vegetarian Recipes" by Better Homes and Gardens

*"Creamy Mozzarella"

1/4 cup onions, diced
1 TB olive oil
1 cup water
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
3 TB rolled oats
1 TB sesame butter or tahini
2 TB arrowroot
2 TB lemon juice
1/2 tsp sea salt

Saute onion in olive oil until browned. Place onions in blender. Add remaining ingredients. Process until smooth. Pour into saucepan. Cook over medium heat. Stir constantly until thick.

Taken from "Everyday Vegan" by Jeani-Rose Atchison


1 cup almonds, raw, unsprouted
3 TB nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp sea salt

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until all ingredients are a fine powder. Store in the refrigerator, tightly capped.

Taken from Traci's cookbook

1 comment:

  1. This is great! You have really done your research! I'm not ready to give up dairy products, but I will be popping in here for awesome health information and great ideas!!