Vegan Risotto with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Vegetarian and vegan risotto with sun dried tomatoes. Photo by Svariophoto / Getty Images
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: serves 4
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Risotto with sun-dried tomatoes is a decadent, delicious vegetarian and dairy-free vegan main dish. Flavored with fresh basil and parsley, this Italian sun-dried tomato risotto recipe makes a colorful rice entree.

See also: 7 amazing vegetarian (and vegan!) risottos

What You'll Need

  • 6 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup arborio rice (risotto rice)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup vegan Parmesan cheese substitute (optional)

How to Make It

Sautee the onion and garlic in olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes or until soft. Add the risotto rice and cook, stirring constantly to avoid burning. Allow to cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until rice just starts to brown.

Add 1 cup of water or vegetable broth and stir well to combine. Add a dash of salt and pepper. When most of the liquid has been absorbed, add one more cup of water, along with the tomatoes, basil, and parsley.

As the moisture gets absorbed, continue to add broth or water one cup at a time, stirring frequently, until the rice is cooked.

Sprinkle with vegan Parmesan cheese before serving, if desired.