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Cheesy Vegetarian Risotto

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Cheesy Vegetarian Risotto
Italian risotto is an elegant entree or side that is easier to prepare than you might think. Vegetarian risotto makes a great dinner entree, and you can always add in some extra vegetables, if you prefer, perhaps some broccoli florets, diced small. This vegetarian risotto recipe is creamy, cheesy and will be a hit with the kids as well. Scroll down for more vegetarian risotto recipes to try.

See also: Risotto Tips and Tricks


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup freshly grated parmesan


In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and add the arborio rice. Stirring constantly, allow the rice to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Add about a half cup of the vegetable broth to the rice, stirring frequently. When most of the liquid has absorbed, add another half cup of broth. Continue adding broth, a bit at a time, until the rice is done cooking, about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan until it has thoroughly melted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.

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Vegetarian Depends on the Cheese, Guest PsychicVeggie

Not all parmesan cheese is vegetarian. Traditionally parm is made with rennet which is extracted from the mucosa of the 4th stomach of slaughtered cows. But there are other sources of rennet that are suitable for vegetarians. You simply have to do your research or sub with your favorite cheese substitute. Many products that appear to be naturally vegetarian are not always so. Refined white sugar is often processed with bone char, an animal product and seemingly harmless things like marshallows contain gelatin, also an animal product. With that said, this dish is a great adaptable dish. Easy to make and throw in tons of veggies!

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