It’s getting cozy as the temperatures drop.

Soup is for sure becoming a main contender on my lunch and dinner menus. However, sometimes I want it to be a little hardier, yet still have hints of a cozy, soup meal… that’s where risotto comes in. Rice cooked in veggie stock and topped with other delicious fall veggies.

It’s a solid meal, with the possibilities of so many amazing variations… from adding different proteins like beans, chickpeas or tofu (or my weakness…the fake fish stick), as well as adding seasonal farmer’s market veggies.

So let’s check out how to make a bright and hearty cozy recipe:

Broccoli, Squash, onion, and lemon risotto
Freshen up your cozy soup game.

Description: Mushroom Lemon Risotto

Diet: Vegan, Gluten Free (core recipe minus the fake fish sticks)

Ways to make low-waste: Buy fresh veggies and lemons. Buy rice in bulk. Try making your own veggie stock or buy the condensed veggie stock from Better Than Bullion (it comes in a neat little reusable glass jar!). Get local seasonal veggies.

Recipes makes: 3 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Put-Together-Time: 1 minute

Total time: 36 minutes

fresh ingredients like broccoli, mushrooms, yellow squash, onions, and lemons.
Get fresh ingredients like broccoli, mushrooms, yellow squash, onions, and lemons.

Ingredients:

1 cup Rice

2 cups Vegetable stock (I made mine from potatoes, onions, and Better Than Bullion the night prior)

3 Crimini mushrooms

1 medium yellow squash

1 medium onion

1 head of broccoli

1/2 lemon

Zatural Pink Himalayan Salt

Pepper

Garlic

Olive oil

How-to:

Rice with diced mushrooms
Get more out of your rice by adding diced veggies to the mix.

Dice mushrooms

Making rice with pink salt, lemon, and mushrooms.
I tried something different by boiling my rice with some lemon and a pinch of pink salt.

Put mushrooms in with vegetable broth, rice, a slice of lemon and Zatural Pink Himalayan Salt into a pot. Cover and cook for 20 minutes like normal rice.

Broccoli, onion, and yellow squash with pink salt.
Slice and dice some fall vegetables to add on top of your risotto for extra veggie power. No need to add any other seasonings besides salt and garlic powder.

Slice squash and onions and break apart broccoli.

Baking veggies like broccoli, onions, and yellow squash
Oven = easy recipes

Place on oiled baking pan, season, and put in oven. Set timer for 20 minutes.

Lemon mushroom risotto
Use the rice as a base, then add extras like veggies or proteins.

One rice and veggies are done, mix in a bowl and top with fresh lemon juice. Add tofu or “fish” sticks if you want a little extra.

Lemon Mushroom Risotto topped with baked vegetables
The finished product!

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If you would like to enter to win some of the Pink Himalayan Salt and a CBD roll-on (for freeee), head to my Instagram post on 10/31. The contest ends November 6th 2019.

Your full-time plant-eater and cozy-food lover,

AJ

 

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