Vegan Mushroom Risotto | Creamy, without the Cream

Vegan Mushroom Risotto – Creamy, without the Cream

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mushroom risotto is ready #white wine #vegetarian |

It’s about time we had another risotto recipe on the site, and certainly another mushroom recipe. As Hauke and Dave both hate mushrooms (weirdos), it’s up to me to make sure this vegan mushroom risotto recipe sees the light of day.

I also disagree with how Hauke and Dave cook their risottos. Don’t get me wrong – their asparagus risotto is delicious. But mine is better – and it’s vegan.

risotto ingredients #olive oil #garlic |

Vegan Mushroom Risotto

A risotto should be fluffy, creamy and obviously, tasty. But how to make it creamy without the cream? That’s where the cooking technique comes in.

While you absolutely can throw in all of the broth at once to speed things up (like they do in this leek risotto), I’m a firm believer in adding a ladle at a time. This doesn’t mean the meal has to take ages – we just use a little more care.

I’ve found that adding the broth a bit at a time, giving it a careful stir, and then slowly adding more makes it as creamy as it can be. When we’re going for a vegan risotto we have to maximise wherever we can without the usual cream or cheese.

Cooking it this way gives the outside of the rice a fluffy feel while leaving the inside just a tiny bit al dente.

mushrooms are frying in the pan #onion #vegan |
diced onions are frying in the pan #vegetable broth #mushrooms |
rice with garlic are frying in the pan #risotto rice #nutritional yeast |
rice with the vegetable broth are cooking in the pan #risotto rice #nutritional yeast |
mushrooms are added to the rice #vegan margarine #fresh parsley |

Mushrooms – why we should eat them

By not eating them, we’re missing out on plenty of minerals and vitamins, including B vitamins. The jury is still out on B12, but the rest in mushrooms is looking good. Getting a vegan mushroom risotto down you has never looked better.

How you store the mushrooms is also important – recent studies (also included in the link above) show that the warmer the temperature, the quicker mushrooms lose their goodies. So get them in the fridge, asap!

I also HIGHLY recommend storing mushrooms in a paper bag, or even without a bag but on kitchen paper, as opposed to plastic.

As soon as mushrooms start sitting around in plastic they begin to go all manky and horrible, so store them properly!

And of course, most importantly – enjoy. Vegan food rocks, and this vegan mushroom risotto is here to show why.

mushroom risotto is served#olive oil #vegetable broth |
Vegan Mushroom Risotto – Creamy, without the Cream - vegan mushroom risotto is ready #white wine #vegetarian |
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Vegan Mushroom Risotto

Follow Kat’s simple instructions for the creamiest vegan mushroom risotto this side of an animal product.
Course Mains
Cuisine Vegan, Vegetarian
Time 35 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 632kcal
Author Kat



  • ½ cup white wine


  • Prepare the broth and keep it warm (on the stove for example).
  • Give the mushrooms a quick wash and slice them up.
  • Heat up a large sauce or frying pan and fry the mushrooms with a little oil until cooked – about 5 minutes.
  • In the meantime, dice the onion and garlic. When the mushrooms are ready, move them to the side for later.
  • Using the same pan (minus mushrooms), fry the onions, adding more oil if necessary. Cook until soft.
  • Add the rice and fry for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and stir well. If using, add the wine and cook until evaporated.
  • Now start adding the broth, one ladle at a time. As soon as the liquid is almost gone, add the next ladle. This should make the risotto nice and creamy.
  • When the stock has been used and the rice is cooked, take it off the heat. Add the mushrooms and stir. Place the vegan margarine on the top, along with the parsley and nutritional yeast. Put a lid on.
  • After a couple of minutes the marg should have melted. Stir it all together.
  • Done!


Please note that the nutritional information also includes the white white wine. Not all wine is vegan, so do remember to check the bottle!
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Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mushroom Risotto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 632 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 1470mg64%
Potassium 812mg23%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1340IU27%
Vitamin C 12.7mg15%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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About Hauke Fox

I'm always on the lookout for these damn smart recipes. You know, those that only take a few minutes to put together and taste delicious. Vegetarian Cooking at home is a way to take back control over what I eat. I don't like what many companies do to animals and the environment with their products.

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