Vegetable Risotto

Recipe: Vegetable Risotto From: Miranda Rivera at†Plant Based on a Budget

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  • Yield :†4 cups
  • Servings :†4
  • Prep Time :†15m
  • Cook Time :†35m
  • Ready In :†50m

We found this recipe from an old cookbook and I wanted to make it plant based! Itís really tasty and no added salt besides the vegetable broth. I think you all would enjoy this simple meal. I served it with a side salad.


  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (optional– for sauteing, you can use water)
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 3/4 cup bite-size asparagus pieces
  • 3/4 cup seeded and diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 3 Tablespoons sniped fresh basil


Step 1

In a large saucepan cook mushrooms, onion, garlic in hot oil (or water) until onion is tender. Add uncooked rice. Cook and stir over medium heat about 5 minutes more until rice is golden brown.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in another saucepan bring broth to boiling; reduce heat and simmer. Slowly add 1 cup of the broth to the rice mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir over medium heat until the liquid is absorbed. Add another 1/2 cup broth and the asparagus to the rice mixture, stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir until liquid is absorbed. Add another 1 cup broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until the broth has been absorbed. (This should take about 15 minutes.)

Step 3

Stir in the remaining 1/2 cup broth, the tomato, and carrot. Cook and stir until rice is slightly creamy and just tender. Stir in basil. Serve immediately and with a side salad.




Sheila D.
GGmaSheila D4 years ago

Sounds really good...wish C2 would put a print button with all those social site buttons above. Would really like to be able to print sone of these recipes.

Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago


Jess No Fwd Plz K.
Jessica K4 years ago

Making my mouth water as I read. Thanks.

Elisabeth T.
Elisabeth T4 years ago

Will definitely be making this one, thanks so much!

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen4 years ago

Thank you :)

Karen Gee4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you PlantBasedonaBudget, for Sharing this!

Sheri P.
Sheri P4 years ago

yum, thanks!!!

Vicky P.
Vicky P4 years ago


Kate S.
Kate S4 years ago