How to Make a Quick Veggie Risotto

by Maria P

This risotto takes ~30 min to make and it's delicious by itself or as a side. You can substitute any of the veggies for what you have in the fridge (broccoli, spinach, kale etc).


  • 1 Cup Arborio rice
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • ¼ Cups White wine
  • 3 ½ Cups Broth
  • 6 Mini portobello mushrooms
  • 1 Large pepper
  • 1 Leek
  • ½ Onion
  • ⅓ Cups Parmesan cheese
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Supplies I had around the fridge! I didn't actually use the entire onion! Chop up everything finely.

    Step 2

    Use a large pan. Sauté peppers first for about 2-3 min

    Step 3

    Add chopped onions and mushrooms. Sauté for about 5-7 min until mushrooms are cooked and onions are translucent.

    Step 4

    Stir every couple of minutes.

    Step 5

    In the meantime, cut the leek in half and chop finely. This cooks very quickly so I add it last.

    Step 6

    Added leeks to rest of veggies.

    Step 7

    Stir sautéed veggies for about 3 min. Leeks cook quickly.

    Step 8

    Once veggies are sautéed, I put them on the side. I just put them on some wax paper.

    Step 9

    In the meantime, warm up 3.5 cups of water and 2 tsp of Vegeta (veggie seasoning). You can use veggie or chicken stock instead :) You are going to use the hot stock thought the making of the risotto.

    Step 10

    I added 2 tbsp of olive oil, and then added 1 cup of arborio rice.

    Step 11

    Stir until arborio rice was translucent and oil is coating all the rice.

    Step 12

    Make sure heat is on medium. Add about 1/4 cup of white wine. Stir!

    Step 13

    The white wine evaporates quickly.. And so add 1/2 cup of stock. When you stir down the middle and the rice does not come together again bc the stock is absorbed, add another 1/2 of stock and stir.

    Step 14

    Continue stirring and adding 1/2 cup of stock at once.

    Step 15

    About 15 min later, the rice should be plump and al dente. You don't want to let it get too soft and it doesn't taste good if it's not cooked through.

    Step 16

    Risotto is all done. Add the veggies.

    Step 17

    Stir the veggies into the risotto.

    Step 18

    Salt and pepper to taste.

    Step 19

    Add about 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese and stir.

    Step 20

    All done! Risotto can be eaten all on its own or as a side to a meat dish (such as chicken breast, sausage, steak, etc)

    Step 21

    I prefer to eat it all on its own :)