Jessica Trash (borefuckingda) wrote in vegancooking,
Jessica Trash

Lemon & Spinach Risotto

This used to be one of my favourite veggie recipes, but I've always been a bit skeptical about trying to veganise it -- but now I just wish I'd tried it sooner. Unfortunately I didn't get a pic, because I wasn't expecting it to taste anywhere near as good as it did! My non-vegan housemate had some, and cleared his plate even though he'd been giving me and my nutritional yeast skeptical looks the whole time I was making it. ;)

1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup arborio rice
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 pint vegetable stock
A handful or two of spinach
2 tbsp soya margarine
1 tbsp hummus (optional - miso might work, too)
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
½ tbsp parmesan substitute (you could probably leave this out and add a little more nutritional yeast, but I liked the extra tanginess)
salt and black pepper, to taste

Sautee the garlic in the olive oil for a couple of minutes, until it’s just started to brown. Add the rice, stir, and then add half the stock and the lemon juice. Simmer, stirring often and gradually adding the rest of the stock, until the rice is almost done, but still has a bit of bite. Stir in the spinach, and cook for another 2 minutes. Stir in the soya margarine, nutritional yeast, lemon zest, hummus and parmesan substitute (if using), season with salt and pepper, and serve straight away!

Serves 2
Tags: ethnic food-italian, fruits-lemons, grains-rice, greens-spinach
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