When the weather turns a little chilly, I love a risotto recipe and this Dairy free Green Risotto with Kingklip  is simply delish!

Packed with all the goods your after in a hearty, warm meal on a cold, wet weekend! Am I right?

I also feel like making great risotto for your family, friends or that special someone is a true labour of love! The care and patience involved in its preparation cannot be underestimated – no rushing allowed! Stir slowly, simmer gently, and be present.

So… A little history on this dish we love

RISOTTO

Risotto is a rice dish that originated from Northern Italy and spread to the world over for its versatility, delicious creaminess and superb flavors. The risotto is all about the rice; hence the use of the short grain rice that has the ability to absorb flavors and release starch. The primary ingredients are short grain rice, parmesan, butter and stock [Traditionally]; the awesomeness quotient is provided with the hundreds of ingredients that match and enhance the basic flavours in a legendary fashion, [Source Risotto]

As a dish it is fairly easy to make; though there is some effort involved in the process. It isn’t called the labor of love for nothing. The beauty however is that once one has mastered a basic version like the pasta and pizza one can play with different combinations across spices, vegetables, meat or seafood – Take this Dairy free Green Risotto with Kingklip for example

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Risotto

Dairy Free Green Risotto with Kingklip

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Risotto is such comfort food but also requires a bit of patience. This Dairy Free Green Risotto with Kingklip is worth every second. Melt in your mouth and full of unique flavours
Serves: 4 People
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Dairy-Free

Ingredients

For the Risotto

Topping

  • Grilled Kingclip
  • Lemon Zest
  • Chopped capers
  • Chopped Parsley

Instructions

  • Start by heating a large pot to medium heat, with some olive oil. Then add in your diced onion, garlic and celery and fry until translucent.
  • Add in the rice and give it a good stir then pour in all the wine. While the wine absorbs into the rice, make your stock – generally it is 4 TBS stock powder to 1 litre water.
  • Slowly add in the water, one ladle at a time, stirring and letting the moisture absorb before adding more. 
  • Once the rice is soft then you can add in the blended spinach and the nutritional yeast. 
  • Remember to taste your food before adding salt, stocks vary in saltiness.
  • Top with your fish and fresh herbs, it is delicious!