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Spring Risotto
Posted by Elisa Rossi on 4th May 2018

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This risotto is the perfect celebration of a new season. It’s packed full with light flavors,  yet is still so creamy and decadent. Personally, I absolutely love asparagus. They have such a fresh flavor with a subtle sweetness and are incredibly versatile. Asparagus work particularly well paired with peas because they’re both spring vegetables.

Spring Risotto

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  • 150g brown rice
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 garlic glove
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 50g frozen edamame beans
  • 200gr asparagus
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 ltr veggie stock
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (extra fro sprinkling on top)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Prep Time


  1. Into a large pan add the oil and then the finely chopped shallots.

  2. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the onion has softened and started to caramelize.

  3. Add in the crushed garlic and cook for a further minute. Be careful not to burn it!

  4. Wash and rinse the brown rice, then add it into the pan.

  5. Put the lid on, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook the risotto for 25-30 minutes. Make sure you stir it from time to time. Add more water if it’s needed.

  6. While the rice is cooking, put the frozen peas and edamame beans into a bowl and cover them with boiling water. Let them sit for 5 minutes until they are soft. Then place them into the food processor and blitz until you have a chunky puree. Leave the puree on one side.

  7. Chop the asparagus into small pieces. 5 minutes before the dish has finished cooking add the asparagus into the rice. I like to keep my asparagus quite crunchy, therefore I don’t cook them for too long.

  8. Just before the risotto is ready stir in the peas, edamame puree and the nutritional yeast. Give it a good mix and adjust with salt and pepper. Add the lemon juice.

  9. Serve with some extra nutritional yeast and black pepper. Enjoy!


Elisa Rossi

I started my blog Happy Skin Kitchen after suffering of hormonal acne for few years. During this period I tried numerous creams and antibiotics and after seeing no improvements I decided to take the matter into my own hands and try to clear my skin through a more holistic approach. Since then I gradually moved to a mostly wholefood plant based diet which has proven to the best choice I made for my skin and my overall health as well.
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