We’re greeting the coming of Spring with this colorful and tasty meal, a bit of a change from the traditional pasta primavera. It’s a light meal, yet filling and satisfying.
Serving Size: 4
- 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
- 1 leek, sliced
- 2-3 medium carrots, peeled and sliced in lengths
- 200 grams snow pea pods, washed and trimmed
- 1 can artichoke bottoms, drained and sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup risotto rice
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- handful chives, chopped, reserve a few as garnish
- 2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- splash olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Make a vegetable stock from 4 cups of boiling water and 2 vegetable bouillon cubes.
- Prepare the vegetables.
- Heat the oil in a large pan and lightly saute the sliced leek.
- Add the minced garlic and risotto rice.
- Stir to evenly coat the rice.
- Add 1 ladle of the vegetable stock to the rice and stir until it is absorbed.
- Add the artichoke bottoms and sliced carrots. Add another ladle of the vegetable stock and cook, string until the stock is absorbed.
- Add the white wine to the rice and cook until absorbed.
- Continue alternately adding the vegetable stock and the vegetables that need the most time to cook, ending with the pea pods, and the rice has become cooked and soft.
- Stir in the nutritional yeast and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Sprinkle the chopped chives on top and slightly mixed.
- Serve garnished with a few peas and carrots on top and a couple of sprigs of chives.