Recipe by Ex-Pat Mama
This is my favorite vegan risotto. It's a little fiddly, there is just no way to make risotto without a lot of stirring. All I can say is, this one is worth it. Simply delicious.
- 4 cups Baby Spinach
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped fine
- 1 cup arborio rice
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups mushrooms, cut into bite sized chunks
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 3 cups vegetable broth, kept at a simmer
Directions See How It's Made
- Place the spinach in a bowl, pour the salt and lemon juice over all - then toss until every leaf is covered. Set aside.
- Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and stir until slightly browned, 4-6 minutes.
- Add the rice and stir until every grain is coated with oil and the rice begins to crackle slightly about 4 minutes.
- Add the garlic and mushrooms. Stir through.
- Pour the wine over all, stirring constantly until it is completely absorbed.
- Now the work begins: add the simmering vegetable broth a ladle at a time. Stir after each addition until the broth is completely absorbed. Continue in this way, not rushing, until the all the broth is incorporated into the rice - this will probably take about 20 minutes. The rice should be very slightly firm.
- Add the spinach to the risotto and heat through - 2 or 3 minutes.
- Serve immediately.