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A plate of Vegan Kale and Leek Risotto topped with vegan parmesean

Vegan Leek and Kale Risotto

Megan Calipari
This Vegan Kale and Leek Risotto is a comforting, gluten-free one-pot-meal that is creamy and full of flavor. The perfect cozy dinner for the cooler months!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Servings

Equipment

  • 1 3-4 Quart Dutch Oven
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Chefs Knife
  • 1 Ladle
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoon Vegan Butter
  • 4 Medium Leeks, trimmed, halved and cut into ¼ inch slices This is about 5 cups of sliced leeks
  • 3 Medium Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ Cups Arborio Rice don't rinse!
  • ½ Cup Dry White Wine
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
  • 5 Cups Vegetable Stock, warmed
  • 2 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
  • 3 Cups Roughly chopped and Lightly Packed Kale
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large dutch oven over medium heat, melt butter and add leeks. Sauté until the leeks are translucent at soft. 7-9 minutes.
    2 tablespoon Vegan Butter, 4 Medium Leeks, trimmed, halved and cut into ¼ inch slices
  • Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
    3 Medium Cloves Garlic, minced
  • Add arborio rice and toast the rice for 1 minute.
    1 ½ Cups Arborio Rice
  • Add wine and thyme. Stir well allowing the alcohol to evaporate. Reduce heat to low.
    ½ Cup Dry White Wine, ½ teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
  • Add vegetable stock using a ladle in ¾ cup increments, stirring constantly between each addition and allowing most of the liquid to absorb before adding the next addition of liquid.
    5 Cups Vegetable Stock, warmed
  • Repeat stirring and adding liquid until the rice is tender. This will take 24-26 minutes. You may not use all of the liquid and thats okay.
  • Remove from heat and stir in nutritional yeast, then add kale leaves allowing residual heat from the pot to wilt the kale. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
    2 tablespoon Nutritional Yeast, 3 Cups Roughly chopped and Lightly Packed Kale, Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Serve.
Keyword Vegan Kale Risotto, Vegan Leek Risotto