If you like mushrooms, this mouthwatering classic vegan mushroom risotto recipe will melt in your mouth while satisfying your hunger – and it’s quick and easy to make. I highly recommend making a large batch and having some for lunch the next day or even as a little snack when you get hungry. Having a filling, nutritious snack will stop you from overeating on other meals and keep you away from the evil vending machines at work!
This vegan mushroom risotto recipe is packed with goodness. For example, coconut has some admirable medicinal and nutritional properties which makes it a must in a healthy diet. The same goes for garlic. I know some people stay away from it due to the strong smell but that is a huge mistake. Among other benefits, garlic acts as an antibacterial and antiviral agent in the upper respiratory tract. An entire article could be written about its other benefits (which I will most likely do). I’m also happy to say that garlic is an alkaline forming food, so eating garlic will will help you maintain a less acidic body pH, which is of course key to an alkaline diet!
Vegan Mushroom Risotto Recipe
2 tbsp coconut oil
3 shallots chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
225g/8oz chestnut mushrooms, sliced
350g/12oz arborio rice
150ml/¼ pint water
1.2 litres/2 pints hot vegetable stock
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oil in a large, heavy based saucepan and add the onion and garlic. Fry over a gentle heat for 2-3 minutes, until softened. Add the chestnut mushrooms and fry for a further 2-3 minutes, until browned.
Stir in the rice and coat in the oil. Pour in the wine and simmer, stirring, until the liquid has been absorbed. Add a ladleful of the stock and simmer, stirring again, until the liquid has been absorbed. Continue adding the stock in this way, until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is plump and tender.
Stir in parsley, sea salt and pepper for extra taste. Make sure you use sea salt and not table salt, since sea salt is great for you and is actually alkaline forming in the body. Parsley is great for the body as well, and has diuretic properties helpig the body to remove waste products. Therefore, apart from adding even more taste, these extra ingredients are vital in making this vegan mushroom risotto recipe even healthier!
Enjoy and I look forward to hearing your experience with this mouthwatering vegan mushroom risotto recipe.