wild mushrooms, mix of any (chanterelles, shiitake, maitake)
In a pot, bring vegetable stock to boil.
If using fresh peas, add to cook peas until tender (6m). Remove peas and set aside.
Lower heat and bring vegetable stock to a simmer. We will be using this to cook risotto.
In a pot over high heat, cook wild mushrooms in olive oil for 7m. Set aside.
leek, sliced into thin rounds
vegan white wine
European Style Cultured Vegan Butter cut into ¾" cubes and refrigerate until use
In the same pot over medium heat, add more olive oil to cook leek until soft, stirring often (4m).
Add to cook garlic for 3m.
Add to coat arborio rice in olive oil and leek. Cook for 2m to bring the rice to a consistently high temperature.
Add vegan white wine and reduce to half of the liquid.
Start adding a ladleful of stock at a time, stirring to agitate and encourage the release of starch, which helps make the dish creamy.
Once the grain has absorbed all the stock, add another ladle. Repeat process until tender (20m).
Stir in to cook peas and mushrooms for 2m.
Lower heat and add cubes of butter, stirring quickly so that the rice makes a ‘thwacking’ sound as it incorporates. Season to taste.
chives, long sliced
In two plates, add a portion of risotto and garnish with chives. Serve!