Shiitake mushroom and long-stem broccoli risotto

Serves 6

Gather

Fry light or olive oil

100g leeks, finely chopped

2 vegetable stock cubes

1.5 litres boiling water

300g risotto rice

200g long-stem broccoli, chopped

130g shiitake mushrooms (optional)

a splash of almond / oat milk

salt and pepper

1 tbsp nutritional yeast, optional

Method

1.) Place the finely chopped leeks and oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add salt and pepper and stir well. Cook for 2-3 minutes until they soften.

2.) Place the stock cubes in a jug and dissolve in the boiling water. Add the rice into the saucepan and slowly pour the stock every couple of minutes, ensuring there’s enough water in the pan. Repeat this process until the stock is used up.

3.) Once the rice is half-way cooked, add the chopped broccoli and mushrooms into the saucepan. Let the vegetables cook for 10-12 minutes, and continue stirring throughout until they’re cooked through.

4.) Continue to cook the rice until it feels soft – add the milk and extra water, salt and pepper if you need to. Leave to cool for a few minutes and serve into bowls.

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