I set a goal for all of my recipes; make them easy, accessible, & quick. This one checks all of the boxes. This four ingredient vegan risotto takes about 40 minutes to an hour to prepare, it includes four ingredients that are easy to find, & it tastes pretty close to the real thing.
Initially, I created this by accident. My rice turned out super “watery” so I threw some nutritional yeast hoping to save it and was surprised by how much it tasted like risotto. Of course, I’ve been vegan for so long now so it’s very possible that it only tasted that way to me. Since then, I’ve tweaked the recipe and had family try it to confirm that it actually tastes like risotto.
Don’t have an hour?
There are two ways to make this. You can follow the recipe at the bottom and it will take you 40 minutes to an hour (and I recommend this way) OR if your in a bind, you can make it in less time. For the quicker way, make white rice the normal way but add 3 parts water instead of two. Once the rice is soft add nutritional yeast, vegetarian bouillon, and white wine (optional).
Okay, the long(er) way…
In a large sauce pan add your rice & vegetable broth. I used a white, medium grain rice & better than bouillon broth. My ratio was 1/2 a cup of rice to 2 1/2 cups of broth. This will make enough for 1-2 people.
Once the water starts to boil, set the flame at a low to medium heat. Cover to steam and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.
Once the rice is soft and most of the broth is gone add 1/8 to 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast.
Side Note: Nutritional yeast might sound foreign and like a hard ingredient to find. It’s not. To give you an idea, I’m in California and could go into any grocery store around me and find it. And I’ve lived in another country and was able to find it. Anyway, if you are considering becoming vegan or living a plant-based lifestyle, nutritional yeast is a godsend.
Finally, add about a tablespoon of white wine. I used sauvignon blanc.
That’s it! You can add mushrooms, salt, pepper, & vegan parmesan as shown in the picture. I recommend Violife parmesan.
Four Ingredient Vegan Risotto
- 2 1/2 cups Vegetable Broth
- 1/2 cup Medium White Grain Rice
- 1/8-1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
- 1 tbsp White Wine Sauvignon Blanc
- Boil vegetable broth in a large sauce pan
- Add rice and lower heat to medium low
- Cover rice and star occasionally with wooden spoon
- Cook for 40 minutes or until rice is soft
- Add nutritional yeast & white wine
- Serve with vegetables, pepper & vegan parmesan (optional)