Vegan Mushroom Risotto

I remember the first time I had risotto. It was in Venice, Italy. It was the absolute most delicious rice I had ever had. Ever since then, I've been trying to recreate it. I've had risotto from a box and tried making various adaptions from the one I had. This risotto came out really good and it's absolutely become a part of our regular meals. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 C Arborio rice
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 5-6 button mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 C of dried porcini
  • 3 C vegetable broth
  • 3-4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TSP dried parsley
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Procedure:

  1. Chop shallot and garlic
  2. Slice button mushrooms
  3. Place porcini in water up to the top and let them soak for 30 minute to an hour (don't discard water)
  4. Add 2 TBS of olive oil in frying pan with shallot and garlic. Cook until transparent (takes about a minute)
  5. Add rice and cook until transparent (takes about a minute)
  6. Add mushrooms and stir (chop porcini mushrooms and then add)
  7. Add mushroom broth from porcini soak
  8. Add vegetable broth one cup at a time and stir
  9. Add nutritional yeast and stir
  10. Finally, add dried parsley and salt and pepper and stir
  11. Cook for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally