Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Easy Cheesy Risotto - Vegan Style

Sometimes laziness rules.  I think I made this recipe up just because I didn't feel like making stock to use in the risotto.  It's simple and tasty and goes well with a beer or wine.

Easy Cheesy Risotto

5 C. Water, warmed
1 C. Arborio rice
Splash Mirin (optional)
1/4 tsp.tumeric
1 yellow onion chopped
3-4 large cloves garlic chopped
1 T Olive Oil
1 T. white miso
1 lemon's zest

Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil.  Toss in the lemon zest and turmeric.  Add the rice and continue to stir for several minutes.  Add the Mirin if using and then add about 1/2 cup of water at a time.  Adding more as the water is absorbed.  Use a small amount of water to dilute the miso.  When you have used all of the water add the miso.

Variation:  Add fresh Salmon chunks (with skin removed) towards the end of cooking.

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