Lemon Beer Risotto with Olives and Chestnuts

If anyone ever tells you that a good risotto cannot be dairy-free, don’t listen to them. Some people seem to think that it’s “impossible to make a proper creamy risotto without cheese”. I say nay! Anyone who really believes that obviously has no clue about food. Veganizing risottos is super easy, and this beer risotto recipe is just one of the many possible ways to do it.

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To make this risotto, you’ll need:

Lemon Beer Risotto with Olives and Chestnuts

A flavorful Italian meal
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Prep Time
30 min

Total Time
30 min

Prep Time
30 min

Total Time
30 min

Ingredients
  1. 200g risotto rice
  2. 1 onion
  3. 2 tbsp olive oil
  4. 3 garlic cloves
  5. 50g olives
  6. juice from 1/2 lemon & zest
  7. 800ml veg stock
  8. 240ml beer ( 1 small glass )
  9. 2 tbsp vegan margarine
  10. 100g coocked chestnuts
  11. salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Chop the onion finely and throw it in a pot with the olive oil. Fry for 5 minutes or until golden. Add the butter and the rice, and mix well.
  2. Pour in the beer and cook until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. With a ladle, pour the veg stock bit by bit until all the liquid has been absorbed. Stir constantly to stop the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add the olives, chestnuts, garlic, lemon juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper, and cook for a further 8-10 mins.
Notes
  1. Adding sun-dried tomatoes makes this dish extra flavorful!
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Enjoy!

2 comments on “Lemon Beer Risotto with Olives and Chestnuts

  1. Dear Madam,

    I want to make Lemon Beer Risotto with Olives & chestnuts

    But I don’t understand how to measure 200 g. rices, 50g olives, 800 ml stock and 100 g chestnuts.

    Can you please change to America ‘s measure cups, tablespoons others?

    Thanks

    • Hi Shelley,

      It would be:
      7oz – risotto rice
      1.5oz – olives
      27 fl oz ( 3 1/4 cups) – stock
      3.5 oz – chestnuts
      8 fl oz ( about 1 cup) – beer

      Hope this helps. Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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