If you’re looking for a rich, creamy risotto but don’t want it to be full of all the dairy and animal products, this article is for you. We have the list of the best and easiest vegan risottos here for you.
My Darling Vegan is a vegan food blog run by Sarah. She has been following a vegan lifestyle for more than 15 years. Her years of experience explain her incredible expertise in vegan recipe making.
This vegan risotto calls for vegetable broth, an onion, olive oil, garlic, arborio rice, white wine, lemon, asparagus, peas, vegan butter, vegan parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
If you’re also struggling to find vegan parmesan cheese, check out the Just Like Parmesan Wedge by Violife that you can freshly grate into your creamy vegan risotto.
You’ll only need a quick 30 minutes to have this recipe ready.
Loving It Vegan is an all-vegan food blog run by a South African couple that focuses primarily on comfort food and baking but sometimes also features healthy recipes.
To make this version of risotto, you’ll need olive oil, an onion, mushrooms, garlic, arborio rice, vegetable stock, vegan butter, sea salt, and black pepper. Our suggestion is to use Miyoko’s vegan butter because of its incredible likeness to the real thing.
Creamy vegan mushroom risotto is a classic recipe featuring cremini mushrooms as the star of the risotto. It comes out creamy and thick, just as any good risotto should.
It just takes 40 minutes.
The Plant-Based School food blog is full of incredible plant-based, vegan recipes. While there are a handful of non-vegan recipes on their site, the vast majority are not just vegan but also plant-forward.
Their easy vegan risotto calls for vegetables of your choice, risotto rice, white wine, an onion, olive oil, vegan butter, and vegetable bouillon powder.
The simplicity of this recipe is its strength. The ingredient list is short, and yet you’re still left with a creamy, decadent risotto.
This is a risotto that only takes 20 minutes to make.
Hot For Food, run by Lauren Toyota, the queen of veganism herself, is an incredible vegan food blog with recipes ranging from easy to intricate and indulgent to healthy. She makes it all!
In her risotto, she calls for cauliflower, coconut oil, shallot, garlic, white wine, nutritional yeast, vegetable stock, salt, pepper, miso paste, sage leaves, and vegan parmesan.
You’ll fall in love with the autumn-inspired flavors in this warm, comforting, creamy risotto. The cauliflower and sage are both unique here and their addition is more than welcome.
To make this easy risotto recipe, you’ll need 45 minutes.
Pick Up Limes is a vegan, health-focused food blog run by Sadia, a Canadian with roots in Afghanistan, living with her finacé in The Netherlands. They share incredible health information and reasons to eat a colorful, plant-based diet often.
To make this risotto, you’ll need olive oil, vegan chicken, onions, garlic, mushrooms, brown rice, red rice, bouillon cubes, zucchini, white rice, and tomatoes.
This recipe is unlike any other risotto recipe you’ll find. It features 3 different kinds of rice and even has zucchini and tomatoes. The best part by far is the vegan chicken added in. We recommend Alpha’s Plant-Based Chik’n Strips.
In all, you’ll need 50 minutes to make this recipe.
Nora Cooks is another all-vegan food blog that focuses on comforting homestyle meals. She also aims to make every recipe fairly easy and low-effort.
In this risotto, you’ll find vegetables of your choice, olive oil, vegetable broth, vegan butter, shallot, garlic, arborio rice, white wine, sage, thyme, vegan parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and parsley.
The recipe calls for roasting the vegetables of your choice before putting them in the risotto, and this makes them slightly sweet and toasty. The whole meal ends up being very cozy and tasty.
You’ll need only 30 minutes to throw together this amazing risotto.
Minimalist Baker is a formerly plant-based food blog that is still really plant-forward with its recipes. It’s still a great resource for vegans because of all the available healthy, easy, low-effort vegan recipes.
To make Minimalist Baker’s risotto, you’ll need vegetable broth, asparagus, red bell pepper, salt, pepper, shallot, arborio rice, white wine, and vegan parmesan cheese.
Without butter or oil, this is a very healthy take on risotto and still tastes just as rich and creamy. The asparagus is an amazing addition, and the vegan parmesan cheese takes everything to the next level.
You’ll need only 30 minutes to whip together this delicious recipe.
The Spruce Eats makes all kinds of recipes on its food blog, though they’re not all vegan. The team at The Spruce Eats is large, though, so some of their staff are vegan and focus on plant-based foods.
In their extra cheesy risotto, they call for vegetable broth, olive oil, onions, garlic, arborio rice, white wine, baby spinach, nutritional yeast, vegan margarine, salt, and pepper.
With nutritional yeast instead of vegan parmesan, this risotto tastes nutty, cheesy, and savory. The baby spinach is a nice addition for both health and flavor as well.
It will take you about 50 minutes to make this risotto recipe.
Holy Cow Vegan is a vegan food blog that is more than 15 years old and run by Vaishali and her family. Their Indian roots are present in a lot of their delicious dishes, and almost everything on the blog is also kid-friendly.
To make this risotto, you’ll need vegetable broth, olive oil, onions, garlic, sage, arborio rice, white wine, baby spinach, vegan butter, parsley, salt, and pepper.
The flavors in this risotto are amazing because everything is tied together nicely with the addition of the fresh sage leaves.
You can make this creamy vegan risotto in only 30 minutes.
Splash of Taste is run by two vegetarians who love to share easy, delicious recipes for those who are attempting to cut meat out of their diets. Their vegetarian food blog is extensive and impressive.
Their risotto calls for vegan butter, vegetable broth, olive oil, onions, garlic, arborio rice, white wine, tomato sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, coconut milk, oregano, salt, pepper, cherry tomatoes, basil, and vegan parmesan cheese.
The umami from the sun-dried tomatoes in this risotto takes it to the next level. The dish is just the right amount of creamy, salty, savory, and warm.
You’ll only need a quick 20 minutes to throw together this incredible recipe.
Lazy Cat Kitchen is a vegan food blog run by a British couple and inspired by their ex-stray lazy cat, Tina. They went vegan when briefly living in Greece, and have been creating delicious vegan recipes ever since.
To make this pumpkin risotto, you will need butternut squash, olive oil, vegetable broth, onions, garlic, sage, white miso paste, nutritional yeast, risotto rice, white wine, salt, pepper, vegan cream, and balsamic vinegar.
The fall flavors of the butternut squash with the sage and balsamic vinegar are scrumptious. It will instantly make you feel like it’s October.
You’ll need an hour to complete this fall-inspired recipe.
School Night Vegan is a vegan food blog that is run by a British man who was a lifelong vegetarian before he made the switch to veganism over five years ago. He shares world-class vegan recipes on his blog.
In his risotto, you can find vegetable broth, olive oil, onions, garlic, vegan butter, risotto rice, red pepper flakes, soy milk, tapioca starch, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, salt, pepper, chives, and vegan parmesan.
If risotto wasn’t already creamy and dreamy enough for you, the addition of tapioca starch here will make it even more decadent and indulgent. And just wait until you taste the burst of flavor from the caramelized onions!
To make this gourmet vegan risotto will take only 40 minutes.
The Happy Foodie is run by a team that creates all kinds of delicious recipes. They are not all-vegan, but they do have some delicious vegan and plant-based recipes for everyone.
The green risotto calls for broccoli pest, olive oil, onion or 2 shallots, leek, garlic, risotto rice, vegetable stock, salt, pepper, nuts, nutritional yeast, spinach, and broad beans.
The pesto in the recipe is a link to another Happy Foodie recipe that will not disappoint. It’s also just plain fun in this recipe since it turns the risotto green.
You can throw this vegan risotto together in just 40 minutes.
Eat With Clarity is run by Claire from Texas whose main focus is on gluten- and dairy-free recipes that can be vegan-, vegetarian-, and paleo-friendly.
This sweet, herby risotto calls for onion, garlic, olive oil, arborio rice, white wine, vegetable broth, fresh herbs, salt, pepper, bay leaves, cashew parmesan, lemon juice, asparagus, and vegan butter.
With the bay leaves included, the flavor is elevated to a new level. Also, the cashew parmesan that is on Eat With Clarity’s website is a great, whole-food way to make your vegan parmesan.
It takes only 45 minutes to make this risotto.
Avant-Garde Vegan is an all-vegan food blog run by a chef from Wales. His passion for cooking and vegan food is evident in every recipe he creates.
You’ll need shallot, garlic, olive oil, risotto rice, white wine, vegetable broth, nutritional yeast, sage, and an eggplant to make this risotto.
The crispy eggplant bacon that tops the creamy, soft risotto is a heavenly addition. The contrast of textures is what makes this recipe so special.
To make this risotto, you will need only a short 30 minutes.
Lucy and Lentils, run by Lucy, is an all-vegetarian food blog that features amazing, healthy, plant-forward recipes often.
In her risotto, Lucy adds celery, shallots, garlic, olive oil, risotto rice, white wine, vegetable broth, tomatoes, salt, and pepper.
It’s a very simple vegan risotto, but the tomatoes give it a different flair than the classic risottos you’re used to. Amping up the garlic also makes this special and unique as well.
You could make this risotto recipe in just 30 minutes.
Did you know that the Veganuary campaign also posts recipes from time to time? Because they’re so passionate about helping people go vegan, they post easy and delicious vegan recipes to get new vegans started.
Their risotto calls for onion, garlic, olive oil, arborio rice, white wine, vegan butter, vegetable broth, peas, asparagus, spinach, vegan parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
All of those fresh vegetables being added into such an indulgent meal makes it not only healthier but also more complex in flavor. They also help to add some bite to the texture!
You can make this vegan risotto in only 30 minutes.
Vegan for almost a decade now, the creator of The Curious Chickpea, Eva, was also a lifelong vegetarian before her switch. Her vegan recipes are amazing and well-loved.
To make this risotto, you will need corn on the cob, cashews, onion, garlic, olive oil, arborio rice, white wine, vegetable broth, vegan parmesan, salt, and pepper.
We can’t say enough good things about the sweet corn in this recipe. Eva turns a classically warm dish into a suddenly bright and sweet one. This would be perfect for a summer evening.
You can put this all together in 40 minutes.
Vibrant Plate is a plant-focused, health-focused food blog that doesn’t always post vegan recipes but has an abundance of them available because of their light consumption of animal products.
In their risotto, they add spring onions, carrots, garlic, leek, oil, risotto rice, paprika, turmeric, vegetable stock, salt, pepper, parsley, and peas.
The turmeric adds a beautiful yellow tone to the dish, and the leeks add a slightly sweet, slightly summery taste.
To make this risotto, you’ll need only 30 short minutes.
Amy’s is a great food brand that sells a lot of vegan ready-made products like pizzas, soups, and burritos. They had Vegan Dollhouse make this recipe using their split pea soup as the base.
To make this easy risotto, you will need cumin, turmeric, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, Amy’s Organic Split Pea Soup, rice, and parsley.
This one is so easy because almost half of the recipe is already made for you when you buy Amy’s soup. It has a unique flavor, not quite like risotto, but it’s reminiscent of those same flavors and textures. It would be the perfect option for a busy weeknight when you didn’t have much on hand and didn’t want to run to the store.
This easiest risotto recipe takes only 5 minutes of your time to make.
A Virtual Vegan is run by Mel, a UK native who moved to Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, and quickly thereafter went vegan. She shares her vegan creations on this food blog often.
To make A Virtual Vegan’s risotto, you’ll need olive oil, garlic, cashews, nutritional yeast, mushrooms, onion, risotto rice, white wine, mushroom broth, thyme, vegan butter, salt, and pepper.
It’s quick and simple, and it tastes classic. The mushroom broth’s savory, umami notes will elevate the entire risotto, and you’ll wonder if you actually made it or not!
To accomplish all of the different parts of the recipe that are called for, you’ll need 55 minutes.
Well Plated is not a vegan food blog, but it does feature an abundance of vegan recipes that are great for people of all lifestyles and diets.
This risotto is unique in its ingredient list and calls for cauliflower, salt, pepper, artichoke hearts, asparagus, white beans, garlic, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, almond milk, shallot, quinoa, and chives.
In the end, you have a tasty, creamy, healthy vegan risotto that is bursting with flavor. The white beans help to thicken everything up while also adding extra fiber and protein to the dish.
It comes together in only 45 minutes.
Zardy Plants, run by married couple Liz and Paul, is an all-vegan food blog that features tasty, homestyle meals with a focus on plants and whole foods.
This risotto calls for onion, garlic, arborio rice, pumpkin puree, vegetable broth, thyme, rosemary, and salt.
It’s quick and easy, and it’s still delicious as well. You can count on Liz to throw together an easy weeknight dinner without sacrificing any of the flavors.
It will take you only 20 minutes to put this meal together.
Food With Feeling is not a vegan food blog, but it is very plant-focused, and the creator was once vegetarian, so she is constantly drafting up delicious veggie recipes.
Food With Feeling’s recipe calls for vegetable stock, vegan butter, an onion, mushrooms, thyme, garlic, salt, pepper, arborio rice, white wine, green peas, and plant-based milk.
You cannot go wrong with Silk’s Organic Unsweet Soymilk for most cooking and baking,
The burst of sweetness from the peas and the warming effects of the thyme make this risotto recipe one of our favorites.
The whole thing comes together in just 30 minutes.
Rainbow Plant Life is an incredible vegan food blog that posts healthy, gourmet vegan recipes. The creator is Indian. She is an expert on spice and flavor, and it always makes for incredible vegan dishes.
She claims this to be the best vegan mushroom risotto you’ll ever try. She adds vegan butter, white miso paste, mushrooms, olive oil, thyme, garlic, vegetable broth, leeks, salt, pepper, arborio rice, white wine, vegan parmesan cheese, and parsley.
Her tips included in this recipe are what make it the best risotto ever. The technique for cooking everything makes such a difference in how the mushrooms taste and feel.
While this recipe does take an hour, it will be worth every minute. It calls for some more time-intensive steps but only to make it even more delicious.
Easy Vegan Risotto Recipes, Final Thoughts
Vegan risotto is not at all as hard as you may think. With amazing vegan swaps for common risotto ingredients, we can make delicious risotto without any animal cruelty.
Most of these recipes come together in 30 minutes or less, so what are you waiting for? Get started on risotto for tonight’s dinner!