The Best Vegan Mushroom Risotto

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The best vegan mushroom risotto you'll ever try! Creamy, velvety, and bursting with savory goodness, it's just like classic risotto but dairy-free and vegan. Includes tips to help you nail the perfect vegan risotto every time.
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
Total 1 hr
5 from 122 votes

One of my all-time favorite comfort foods is risotto, and this Vegan Mushroom Risotto has been my favorite version the last few years.

With the perfect velvety and creamy texture and layers of deep savoriness from browned mushrooms and miso butter, it’s a show stopping dish to serve guests or on date night.

Plus, this post is packed with all the tips and tricks for making excellent risotto I’ve learned since the first time I made it (16 years ago in my college apartment!).

Table of Contents
1. Why this recipe works
2. Ingredient notes
3. Step-by-step instructions
4. Tips for making this recipe
5. Frequently Asked Questions
6. Recipe card with notes

creamy, velvety vegan mushroom risotto in a green bowl with spoon dug in on a dark green table.

Why this recipe works

The perfect risotto texture.

TLDR: This vegan risotto has peak risotto texture: velvety and creamy, not soggy and mushy, thanks to a few key techniques.

After making risotto for over 15 years, I’ve picked up a lot of tricks and cleared up a lot of myths!

Myth 1: Stir risotto constantly.

Reality: This can make risotto gluey or gummy. Instead, this risotto gets stirred about every 30 seconds, leaving it with a perfectly velvety but not gluey consistency.

Myth 2: Cook risotto until completely soft.

Reality: Risotto is rice, not porridge. It should be creamy and somewhat soft but not overly soft. This risotto is also cooked until al dente, leaving you with a creamy but lovely texture that almost melts in your mouth but doesn’t feel like baby food.

Myth 3: You can cook the vegetables and rice together.

Reality: Doing so (1) it makes it difficult to stir the rice, so your rice texture won’t turn out great and (2) the vegetables (here, mushrooms) get soggy and overcook.

Instead, this risotto recipe cooks the mushrooms separately so they retain their lovely meaty texture (and the rice also gets to keep its beautiful velvety texture).

Serious savory flavor.

Traditional risotto has a generous amount of umami from the dairy-based butter and parmesan cheese (sometimes, more than 1 cheese is added). To make up for that, I rely on a few ingredients.

Miso butter: It’s made with vegan butter and white miso paste, and it mimics the rich savoriness found in dairy-based ingredients so well, turning this vegan risotto an outrageous flavor bomb.

It’s also simple to make: just cream softened vegan butter with room temperature miso with a fork!

Lots of mushrooms! Mushrooms are a natural source of umami, so the more, the better (within reason). I also like to use a few varieties of mushrooms that have a meatier taste/feeling, like shiitakes, maitakes, and oyster mushrooms.

creamy vegan risotto with mushrooms in a ceramic bowl on a blue surface.

Ingredient notes

Ingredients in bowls for vegan mushroom risotto, each ingredient labeled.

Mushrooms. We use a lot of mushrooms (20 ounces, to be exact) in this recipe! You definitely don’t need to use all of the mushroom varieties I use, but aim for at least 2 different kinds of mushrooms for texture and taste variety.

Tips for buying: If you can, look for varieties besides standard white button mushrooms (the least flavorful). More on this in the FAQ section.

White Miso Paste. Miso is one those superstar ingredients that adds so much savory oomph to vegan dishes in a wholesome way. It’s a fermented soybean paste, so it’s a rich source of naturally occuring umami.

Tips for buying: I use white miso (AKA shiro miso), the mildest kind of miso. If you can only find darker miso (e.g, red miso), add a bit less to prevent overwhelming the other flavors.

Vegan Butter. The miso butter takes this recipe from good to wow-worthy mushroom risotto. It adds an indescribably rich flavor and mouthfeel tha’ll have your taste buds screaming “THERE’S A PARTY IN MY MOUTH!”

Tips for buying: Earth Balance buttery sticks are a widely available vegan butter. I also like Miyoko’s butter (cashew-based so it cooks a bit differently) and Country Crock Plant Butter.

Leeks. Many risotto dishes start by sautéing onions or shallots, but my preference is leeks because the mushroom-leek combination is irresistible: nutty and earthy meets sweet, mild, delicate flavors in an electric fusion.

Substitute: About 2 small yellow onions or 6 large shallots.

Arborio Rice or Carnaroli Rice. Arborio, a medium-grain white rice, is most commonly used for risotto, at least in the U.S., as it’s widely available. It works great here.

If you can find Carnaroli rice (a short-grain rice) it makes for the creamiest risotto (it’s known as the “king of risotto” rice!). It releases its starch mostly slowly, which makes for a super-creamy risotto.

And on practical grounds, it’s harder to overcook than Arborio rice. Find it online or at specialty stores/Italian grocers.

White Wine. Most risotto recipes add a dry white wine after the rice is toasted. It enhances all the other flavors and adds a subtle punch of acidity to cut through the creamy richness.

Substitute: Don’t consume alcohol? (1) Skip this step and start adding the veg broth to the pot after toasting the rice. OR, (2) replace some of the acidity by adding a nice splash of white wine vinegar when you ladle in the broth (any time during the risotto process).

Vegetable Broth. I typically make risotto with store-bought vegetable broth to keep things quick. If you make or have homemade broth, it’s always a welcome addition.

Flavor boost tip 1: For incredible meaty flavors to complement the mushrooms, use a vegan “chicken” broth seasoning or something like Better than Bullion. These are quite salty, so I usually use a bit less of them than called for on the package instructions.

Flavor boost tip 2: And for truly phenomenal risotto, make this recipe with the homemade Mushroom Broth from my cookbook, The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook!

beautiful food photo of wild mushroom varieties, including chanterelle mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, and shiitake mushrooms.

Step-by-step instructions

Slice and tear your mushrooms.

Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat with some olive oil. Once hot, add the mushrooms. Cook for 8-9 minutes, stirring only occasionally, until nicely browned.

Reduce heat to medium. Add the thyme and half of the garlic; season with salt. Cook for 2-4 minutes, then add in the miso butter.

Stir the miso butter into the mushrooms to incorporate. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside.

Dice the leeks and wash them (see FAQ section for instructions). 

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven or deep sauté pan. Add the leeks and remaining garlic. Cook 2-3 minutes until leeks have just softened.

Add the rice and toast for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently. Deglaze the pot with the white wine and cook for a few minutes until the smell of booze wears off.

Start ladling in the vegetable broth, 1 cup at a time. Stir frequently but not constantly. Add another cup of broth once most of the liquid has been absorbed and stir again.

Repeat the process of ladling in broth and stirring until the rice is somewhat soft but still al dente (see Tips section on how to determine when risotto is done).

Add the sauteed miso mushrooms to the risotto.

Stir the mushrooms to combine. Add vegan parmesan (optional) and season to taste with salt/pepper. Serve immediately.

vegan risotto with mushrooms in a large dutch oven with a wooden spoon dug into the risotto.

Tips for making the best vegan risotto

Making risotto can be intimidating, but once you get familiar with these tips, it’s pretty straightforward. And you don’t need dairy to make risotto creamy. Rather properly cooking the rice–as outlined in the tips below–is the secret!

Use hot vegetable broth.

Warm up your broth in a separate saucepan on the stove. No need to vigorously boil, but make sure you’re adding hot broth to cook the rice. Adding cold or room temp broth –>> the rice cooks unevenly (i.e., some rice grains will be firm and others will be soft).

And add the broth gradually.

Don’t be tempted to pour in the broth all at once. When rice is flooded with a ton of liquid, it’s akin to just boiling rice. Boiled rice does not equal creamy risotto.

In contrast, ladling in the broth over time forces the rice grains to get cozy and agitate each other, unlocking the natural starch found in medium or short-grain rice. Starches release = creaminess.

Deglaze the pot.

When you pour the wine into the rice, use the liquid to scrape up any bits of food stuck to the bottom of the pot. This not only infuses more flavor into the risotto but also makes it easier to stir, ensuring the rice doesn’t stick.

Stir often but not constantly. Don’t stir risotto constantly. Instead, aim to stir it about every 30 seconds. Stirring constantly aerates the rice >> gluey texture.

Once the broth is mostly absorbed, that’s when you add the next ladle of broth.

Cook until al dente, not overcooked and mushy. There’s a misconception that risotto should be very soft and requires 45 minutes of stirring. Not so.

Risotto should be creamy and somewhat soft but still al dente. After you add the first ladle of broth, it shouldn’t take much longer than 20 minutes.

Not sure what al dente should taste/feel like? Do the smear test outlined in this article.

Place a grain of rice on a cutting board and smush it with your finger. The grain should smear fairly smooth but you should still be able to see a bit of the white, al dente center of the rice.

Get those mushrooms meaty browned.

A lot of mushroom risotto recipes just briefly cook the mushrooms for 4 to 5 minutes. BUT, if you want the mushrooms to shine, you gotta allow them to sear and brown beautifully. Use medium-high heat and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. This is also one of the secrets behind my fan-favorite Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff.

a blue dutch oven filled with vegan risotto with mushrooms with a wooden spoon dug into the risotto.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can you tell when risotto is done?

Generally, it shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes after you add the first ladle of broth. The risotto should be creamy and somewhat soft but still have a bite to it. But the time will vary a bit based on the type of pot you use, the heat level, the temperate of your broth, etc. so you need to cook with your eyes and senses.

Still not sure? Use the smear test:
Place a grain of rice on a cutting board and smush it with your finger. The grain should smear fairly smooth but you should still be able to see a bit of the white, al dente center of the rice. Check out this risotto smear guide test for photos.

What kind of mushrooms are best for this risotto?

If you can, use a variety of mushrooms so you get textural (and taste) contrast. 

I typically use some amount of cremini mushrooms: they’re inexpensive and more flavorful than white button mushrooms. And then I throw in with some more exotic varieties like shiitake (available at most grocery stores), oyster, maitake, beech, king trumpet, and/or chanterelles depending on what’s available.

You can usually find these kinds of mushrooms at farmers markets, well-stocked grocery stores like Whole Foods and Sprouts, as well as farmers markets and Asian grocery stores. 

What kind of white wine should I use for risotto?

A crisp white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris, or Pinot Grigio.

To look up vegan-friendly wines, use Some vegan-friendly brands that are commonly available include Layer Cake Wines, Santa Margherita, Justin, Bonterra, Decoy, and Murphy Goode. 

How do you clean leeks?

Leeks are dirty things so wash properly! First, peel away the papery outer layer or two. Trim off the roots. Lob off the dark green tops. Freeze them for soups or stews.

Slice the leeks vertically in half (in quarters, if large), then dice them. Add to a large bowl of cold water.
Use your hands to swish the leeks around in the water to loosen dirt.

Then use your hands or a slotted spoon to scoop the leeks out of the water (don’t drain the leeks, or the loosened dirt will go back in the leeks).

Dry on a large dish towel.

How do you clean mushrooms?

Wipe off any dirt patches with a dry thin dish towel or paper towel (or pastry brush, if you have the time). Some varieties like button mushrooms have quite a bit dirt, but many varieties are grown in indoor farms and are quite clean. 

Washing your mushrooms is not only unnecessary but also makes them water-logged and impossible to dry.

Can you make this mushroom risotto in the Instant Pot?

Yes! I have a similar recipe for instant pot mushroom risotto in my cookbook, The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook!

How should I store this vegan risotto?

For an extra pop of umami, a sprinkling of vegan parmesan cheese is nice if you have it.

This dish is satisfying enough to serve on its own, but if you want a side dish, try something light and green: blanched broccolini or broccoli, grilled or roasted asparagus, or a simple green salad with a vinaigrette.

For something a little fancier, try this Beet and Fennel Salad or Maple Roasted Carrots.

How do you store and reheat vegan risotto?

As with most risottos, this dish is best enjoyed immediately.

But, if you’re cooking for just 1 or 2, store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Heat the risotto up in a saucepan on the stove and add some vegetable broth or water (~ 1/4 cup (60 mL) for every 1 cup of risotto). Heat until warm, stirring occasionally and adding a bit more broth as needed to loosen up the texture.

I do not recommend freezing risotto. It significantly changes the texture and hardens, which is the opposite of what you want with risotto.

Watch the video!

Vegan Mushroom Risotto - The most seductive dish
Vegan Mushroom Risotto - The most seductive dish

I hope you give this incredibly delicious Vegan Mushroom Risotto a try! If you do, please leave a rating and review below with your feedback and tag me on Instagram with your remakes!

The Best Vegan Mushroom Risotto

5 from 122 votes
The best vegan mushroom risotto you'll ever try! Creamy, velvety, and bursting with savory goodness, it's just like classic risotto but dairy-free and vegan. Includes tips to help you nail the perfect vegan risotto every time.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serving size: 6


  • 4 tablespoons (56g) vegan butter, softened at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons (30-35g) white miso paste*, softened at room temperature
  • 20 ounces (570g) mixed mushrooms**, sliced or torn
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 6 garlic cloves minced and divided in half
  • 6 to 8 cups (1.5 to 1.9 L) vegetable broth***
  • 2 large leeks (white & light green parts only), cleaned**** and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups (~370g) Carnaroli rice or Arborio rice*****
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) dry white wine******
  • 1/4 cup (30g) vegan parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 handful Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  • Read the recipe notes below before starting!
  • Take the vegan butter and miso out of the fridge and place in a small bowl to soften. Once softened, use a fork to cream them together until well combined.
  • Add the vegetable broth to a saucepan. Once it comes to a rapid simmer, adjust the heat to keep the broth warm/hot at a gentle simmer.
  • Cook the mushrooms. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil (if using stainless steel or cast iron, use more oil). 
    Once the oil is shimmering, add the mushrooms. Cook undisturbed for a few minutes to develop some browning. Cook for a total of 8 to 9 minutes, until nicely browned, stirring only occasionally.
  • Reduce the heat to medium. Add the chopped thyme and HALF of the minced garlic to the mushrooms. Season with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
    Add the creamed miso butter and stir into the mushrooms, stirring frequently to coat the mushrooms for 2 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Cook the risotto. Heat a Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed deep sauté pan* over medium heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once hot, add the leeks and remaining garlic. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the leeks have just softened.
  • Add the rice and stir quickly until all the grains are well-coated and the rice smells slightly toasty, 60 to 90 seconds.
    Pour in the wine, and stir to scrape any bits stuck to the bottom of the pot, cooking until the wine is nearly evaporated and the smell of booze has dissipated, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Ladle in 1 cup (240 mL) of warm vegetable broth and stir frequently but not constantly. Once the rice has absorbed the liquid, add the next round of broth, 1 cup at a time.
    Continue this process stirring about every 30 seconds and adding more broth when most of the liquid has been absorbed.
    It should take about 20 minutes from the time you add the first ladle of broth, or until the risotto is slightly firm and creamy, but not too soft or mushy.
  • To test for doneness: you can place the rice on a flat surface and smear downwards with your finger. It should be fairly smooth but you should still be able to see a bit of the white, al dente center of the rice.**
  • Add cooked mushrooms to the risotto, and stir to warm through.
    Remove from the heat, and stir in vegan parmesan, if using. Taste for seasonings, adding salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.


* White miso can be found at well-stocked grocery stores and Asian markets. If using a darker miso, like red miso, use less as it’s stronger. 
** Mushroom varieties I like: cremini (inexpensive) + 2 to 3 fancier varieties, like oyster, maitake, shiitake, king oyster, beech, and chanterelle. 
*** I included a range because each pot of risotto is slightly different. You can heat 8 cups to be safe, but you may won’t use the entire amount. My favorite store-bought veggie broth is Organic Imagine
**** To clean leeks, peel away papery outer layers, then dice. Add to a bowl of cold water and swish the leeks around with your hands. Scoop the leeks out with your hands or a slotted spoon and dry on towels. 
***** To omit the wine, skip to adding the veggie broth. OR, add a splash of white wine vinegar at any stage when ladling in the broth. 
Cooking Notes
* When using a Dutch oven or similar pan, you need to use a bit more oil and elbow grease to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot. If you use use the same pan to cook the mushrooms and the risotto, be sure to clean it out after frying the mushrooms and before cooking the risotto.  
** To tell if risotto is done: check out the smear test

Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 483mg | Potassium: 455mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1023IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 5mg

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172 comments on The Best Vegan Mushroom Risotto

  1. Amanda

    5 stars
    This was smy first time ever making risotto and I was a bit nervous, but the directions were perfect and thanks to the smush test it cooked perfectly ! I made this for a friend of mine and they said it was the best mushroom risotto they ever had! I couldn’t of made that happen without this amazing recipe! And those miso butter mushrooms omg I could eat them just by themselves! I’m honestly not even that in love with mushrooms but this recipe has changed my mind! Thank you! ❤️

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Awesome, Amanda. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

  2. Daisy Sanderson

    5 stars
    Confused! So it says “cook the risotto”. And I do this by adding vegetable broth to a pan of rissoto. Then it asks you to do the same thing into the pan of leeks. So where did I go wrong :(

    1. Amanda

      Hi! After the leeks cook for a bit I added the risotto and some broth to the same pan with the leeks so the leeks infused more flavor into the risotto. I hope that is helpful 😊

    2. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi there Daisy, you can watch the video on how to make it here. Sorry for any confusion!

  3. Cindy Schultz

    Hi Nisha!
    I would love to try this recipe and use white wine in it, but I’m not sure what to buy. Could you give me some suggestions?
    Thank you!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Cindy, A dry white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio works great. To look up vegan-friendly wines, use Some vegan-friendly brands that are commonly available and reasonably priced include Layer Cake Wines, Santa Margherita, Bonterra, Decoy, and Murphy Goode. Enjoy!

  4. TaShara

    Will white cooking wine offer similiar results?

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi TaShara, we haven’t tried it ourselves but we think that could work. We found this article online that may be of help to you! Enjoy :)

  5. Carmela Congdon

    How do omit the wine? I don’t see a substitutes section.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Carmela, Wine is a great addition, but if you don’t consume it or don’t want to buy it, just skip this step and start adding the vegetable broth to the pot after toasting the rice. To replicate the acidity of the white wine, you can squeeze in a bit of lemon juice when you add a ladle of broth (or at any point during cooking).

  6. Kim Harris

    5 stars
    Another hit! Time intensive but so worth it! This makes quite a bit and I was looking to see what neighbours were home to pawn some off on! 5 stars, as usual Nisha, thank you!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Kim, So glad to hear you loved this recipe!

  7. Sita

    Hi! I am eager to try this. Is it possible to make with less vegan butter and olive oil, as I need to restrict oil. Thanks!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi Sita, the butter and oil help impart a rich mouthfeel to this dish. You can try omitting 1 tablespoon of each and see how it goes if you’d like.

  8. Mary Soeldner

    5 stars
    We make your recipe all the time!!! All your recipes are so delicious and easy to make with the very clear and concise directions you write!!! However, this recipe just makes the heart sing and the taste buds dance!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the lovely feedback, Mary!

  9. Gayle

    5 stars
    Easy to follow recipe and stunning results. Only substitution I made was used two green onions in place of leeks because I didn’t have any leeks on hand. Guests gave the dish 10/10! Thank you for making me look like a pro chef!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the lovely feedback, Gayle! Good to hear the recipe was a hit!

  10. Michelle

    Have I read it right that it requires half kilo of mushrooms? That’s a lot of mushrooms!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Hi there Michelle, yes! The mushrooms shrink significantly went cooked, and this is a mushroom risotto after all! :)

      1. Michelle Cummins

        5 stars
        I didn’t use all the mushrooms but still used a huge amount. Vegan and non-vegan guests said it was the BEST risotto they had ever eaten! So thrilled. If I can make this, anyone can! 😀

        1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

          Aw, yay! That’s wonderful to hear, Michelle!

  11. Miranda

    I’m a longtime fan, first time commenter. 😃 As a self-taught cook (I dare not use the word chef. I know my limitations.) vegan chefs like you have been a true goddess send. I only started learning to cook when I went vegetarian in 2008. I have had a love/hate relationship with cooking for a while. I have to cook because I want to eat healthy, but I can also resent “having” to cook. I am not extremely skilled and only mildly intuitive as a cook. I only branched out to baking in 2020 when I got bored enough to try it.

    I say all this to drive home how far I’ve come since finding your blogs and videos. You have inspired a new passion in me over the last several years. You invite us to go just a little further in our cooking journeys, and with such great reward.

    This was my first time attempting risotto and thanks to your detailed and explicit instructions, I absolutely nailed it. No one is more surprised than I am.

    Thank you for everything you do. Not everyone makes time to comment, but I believe there are many people whose passion for food you have single-handedly reignited.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Aw, that comment was so lovely to read! Thank you so much for sharing that with us, we are beyond delighted Rainbow Plant Life has changed your relationship with cooking and are glad to be of help :) Cheers!

  12. Shruti

    5 stars
    I believed that vegan versions cannot match up to the real deal and I had come to terms with it until I tried this recipe. So happy to come across it. One of the best risottos I have ever had, vegan and non-vegan included. This is my first attempt of the recipes from this site. Looking forward to trying out others.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Aw, we are so happy you loved the recipe Shruti! :) We hope you enjoy all of the recipes you try in the future!

  13. Ashley

    5 stars
    This was not an exaggeration- this was the BEST risotto ever. I had to make a vegan GF dish for a potluck and this was SO ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. It took a bit of prep work and time, but wasn’t all too difficult and absolutely worth it. It didn’t even need the vegan parmesan , it was perfect as is. I never would have thought to add miso on my own, but it is fantastic. 10 stars if I could give it!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Awesome, Ashley. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

  14. Mariajose

    5 stars
    This is the best mushroom risotto. It is sooo delicious the mushrooms are excellent! I let mine cook longer so they got more roasted and they were so flavorful! Making it again tonight!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for sharing, Mariajose! So great to hear you’re a fan of the recipe.

  15. Mary

    5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious. I didn’t even do vegan Parmesan or a parm substitute. My whole family loved it. My husband, who is reistant to a plant based diet said, “You’ve been making some tasty things lately, Honey.” That is definitely a win. This will be on the list of repeats. Thank you!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Awesome, Mary. Thanks for your comment and for taking the time to review!

  16. Xenia Bixler

    5 stars
    I made this for a dinner party to counter the lamb that was being served by the host not only because I thought it would pair well for the carnivores in the group but also so I would have something to eat. This recipe shined above everything else that was served and better than most high end restaurants. A real keeper and I will definitely make it again. I made no substitutions just filled exactly abs it was absolutely delicious. Thank you for a real treat!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Wonderful, Xenia! Thank you so much for sharing :) We’re thrilled to hear everyone loved the Risotto!

  17. Elle

    5 stars
    OH MY GOD this risotto is incredible!!!
    I tweaked the recipe slightly by cooking the mushrooms, then the rice on top of the mushroom instead of cooking the rice & mushroms separately and mixing togeher at the end. All round, just phenomenal.
    My husband and I both could. not. stop. eating!

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for the lovely feedback, Elle!

  18. Fiona

    5 stars
    Oh my this dish was delicious. I couldn’t stop eating it. I can’t wait to make it again. It was my first time making risotto ever and it came out prefect. Made it with leeks and chanterelles and was just amazing. The miso butter so so good. Here’s 10 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Fiona, So glad to hear you loved this recipe! :) Thank you for the wonderful review!

  19. Tessa

    5 stars
    Really the best vegan risotto I ever made. I’m trying to eat more vegan, but I always miss the parmesan with risotto, in this recipe I don’t even notice, so creamy!

    This will be my new favorite risotto! Thank you :)

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Thanks for sharing, Tessa!

  20. Camila

    5 stars
    Made it last night and it was absolutely delicious! Followed the recipe to a T! Used red miso as they didn’t have white miso and didn’t change the quantity – the flavour wasn’t overpowering at all.
    Served with rocket with a lime balsamic & honey dressing. This is now my go-to mushroom risotto recipe.

    1. Support @ Rainbow Plant Life

      Camila, So glad to hear you love this recipe!

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