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Old 04-06-2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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ISO Vegan Risotto Ideas

I have to cook for a vegan in a few days, and I'm looking for a good risotto recipe. I don't want to use anything like imitation cheese, and I make a really good vegetable stock. But a standard risotto is so...plain to me. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could spice it up a bit? I'm thinking truffle oil...

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Old 04-06-2008, 02:57 PM   #2
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How about making a standard risotto with veggie broth and without cheese, then stir in some roasted red peppers and roasted garlic, chopped calamata olives...
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:04 PM   #3
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Ooh, that does sound good. I'd forgotten that I'll be in a great surplus of roasted red peppers (I...just love making them :-P)

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Old 04-06-2008, 03:06 PM   #4
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Andy's idea sounds tasty. :)

Truffle oil is a fabulous idea!

I love risotto, its one of my favorite things to make. Making it vegan is very easy. I like these combinations...

Butternut Squash, Sage & Hazelnuts
Porcini, Caramelized Onions & Sage
Tomatoes and Basil (my fav)
Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomatoes
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:07 PM   #5
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I have had truffled risotto - it is WONDERFUL!!!!! You could include shallots and a host of this person's favorite veggies.

spring onions
sweet red peppers
asparagus
mushrooms (sauteed first)

so many to choose from
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:09 PM   #6
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You could use any vegetable risotto recipe, just leave out the cheese and butter.
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:26 PM   #7
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Rehydrate dried porcini mushrooms, and use the liquid along with a variety of roasted/sauteed mushrooms for a wild mushroom risotto. That's probably the tastiest non-meat product risotto there is.
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:44 PM   #8
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I have to cook for a vegan in a few days, and I'm looking for a good risotto recipe. I don't want to use anything like imitation cheese, and I make a really good vegetable stock. But a standard risotto is so...plain to me. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could spice it up a bit? I'm thinking truffle oil...

Mike
Saffron
fresh parsley
shallots
peas (similar to risi e bisi)
asparagus
leeks
tomatoes
shrimp
Shrooms (already mentioned)
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:47 PM   #9
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Saffron
fresh parsley
shallots
peas (similar to risi e bisi)
asparagus
leeks
tomatoes
shrimp
Shrooms (already mentioned)
Whoops, no shrimp for a vegan dish
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:55 PM   #10
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Whoops, no shrimp for a vegan dish
Sorry 'bout that. How about pine nuts and/or lemon zest.
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