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Reduced-fat Vegetarian Artichoke Risotto Recipe

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Reduced-fat Vegetarian Artichoke Risotto Recipe
This reduced-fat artichoke risotto is a gourmet vegetarian dish for Easter or any fresh spring meal. It's got tofu for a bit of protein, and is flavored with artichokes for extra flavor instead of cheese or cream so it's relatively low-fat, or at least reduced-fat.

Recipe courtesy of The Soy Foods Council

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  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (or vegan margarine, to keep it vegan)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups Carnaroli or Aborio rice
  • ¼ cup soy milk
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or stock, heated
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces silken tofu, cubed
  • 13 ounces cooked Artichoke hearts, diced
  • Cayenne pepper to taste.


In saucepot over medium high heat, heat oil and butter. Add rice and cook, stirring frequently, until rice begins to brown. Add half of the chopped onion, soy milk and apple juice. Cook and stir until liquid is absorbed.

Add the hot vegetable broth, about 1 cup at a time. (Reserve 1/4 cup broth.) Cook and stir after each addition until broth is absorbed. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in small saucepan over medium high heat, cook remaining half of onion in the 1 tablespoon butter until lightly browned. Stir in garlic and cook briefly. Add tofu and cook another few minutes.

Remove rice from heat and stir in reserved 1/4 cup broth, tofu mixture and artichoke hearts. Heat through. Season with cayenne pepper to taste.

Makes 6-8 servings.

See also: 7 beautiful vegetarian risottos

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 4 out of 5
Bonny Bon, Guest Dom & Pippa

Surprisingly good, nice and light by not having cheese in it. We added a splash of wine and the juice from half a lime to give it a little bit more life. I definitely recommend the lime, really works with the Cayenne. Shall try it again and maybe add some dill too.

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