30-Minute Meals: Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto

Creamy. Italian. Vegan. What’s not to love about this Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto?


During my honeymoon to Italy, I took a cooking class to make a version of this…


And to be completely honest, I think mine tastes way better!


Checkout the recipe below…



Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 8oz. pack sliced mushrooms
  • 12 stalks asparagus (ends removed, chopped)
  • 1 shallot (minced)
  • 1 cup rice (I used Basmati, but arborio rice is typically used)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vegan butter
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup unsweetened pea milk
  • 3 tsp. Better Than Bouillon No Chicken Base (optional)
  • 1-2 Tbsp. cashew parmesan
  • Dried Parsley (optional)
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper


  1. In a large saucepan over low-medium heat, add the butter. Let it melt and add the shallots. Sauté until golden brown – about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the rice and 1 cup of broth. Bring the broth to a light simmer. Stir the rice every 30 seconds so it doesn’t stick. Continue to stir until the broth is absorbed. Repeat this process with the remaining cups of broth.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate pan over medium heat, add the oil. Add the asparagus and a pinch of salt. Sauté for 4-5 minutes. Then add the mushrooms. Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes until the veggies are tender. Set aside.
  4. When all the vegetable broth has been absorbed by the rice, stir in a half cup of milk. Continue stirring until the milk is absorbed, then repeat this process with the remaining half cup. Then stir in the vegetarian “No Chicken Base” if desired.
  5. Add the sautéed veggies and cashew parmesan to the risotto. Garnish with parsley and pepper to serve.

If you are following the SBH Plant-Based 21-day Meal Plan, one serving of the Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto is approximately:

  • 1/4 serving of Meat & Dairy Alternatives
  • 2.5 serving of Grains
  • 1/2 servings of Vegetables
  • 1 serving of Healthy Fats

Note: Strong.Bold.Healthy does not promote calorie counting. However, being that some may use calorie counting as a tool to help maintain a healthy weight, 1 serving of the Asparagus & Mushroom Risotto is approximately 329 calories. Nutritional information is a rough estimate.

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