Warm Up Your Life With This Creamy Vegan Risotto
Dinner is served with this creamy, vegan risotto.

Warm Up Your Life With This Creamy Vegan Risotto

This extra creamy, vegan cherry tomato, brown rice, and buckwheat risotto recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free.

I have always loved risotto but I don’t really like using white rice. I’m not that opposed to white rice but I made the switch to whole grain as much as possible a long time ago and since then I’ve actually stopped enjoying the taste of white rice. I much prefer brown rice and I love that it also has extra nutrients and fiber. I am actually on a mission to add more types of whole grains into my diet more consistently, hence why I also added buckwheat to this vegan cherry tomato and brown rice risotto recipe.

Buckwheat is a good source of magnesium. I have currently taken to cooking up a big batch of whole grains and freezing them. So, I do a big batch of millet, buckwheat, and quinoa as well as brown rice. I place them in microwave-safe glass containers and when I need to use them all I do is heat them in the microwave then use them in my meals. I love doing this! It means I’m getting a much wide variety of whole grains in my diet without spending all the time cooking them. I wish I would have done this sooner.

This recipe does need pre-cooked grains because whole grains are a lot tougher so trying to make a traditional risotto with brown rice and buckwheat would take too long and I’m not even sure it would work!

I’ve been wanting to try a tomato risotto for a while. I loved the addition of roasted cherry tomatoes in this recipe, they add a nice burst of flavor as well as a nice extra creaminess to the dish. You can also roast garlic along with the tomatoes and use the roasted garlic in the risotto. I prefer roasted garlic so I will try it next time.

The recipe is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free.

Desiring more delicious, vegan Italian recipes? Try making this creamy tomato pasta with vegan parmesan and vodka. This creamy pasta dish features a smoky flavor from adobo sauce (the sauce that canned chipotle peppers are packed in).

This recipe was republished with permission from Hazel and Cacao.