Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Risotto

Since my Savory Risotto with Squash and Cranberries recipe was such a big hit (at home and with readers!), I thought I’d develop a few different varieties, starting with Broccoli and Cheddar. This one utilizes my delicious Creamy Versatile Instant Pot Cheese Sauce. Add yet another way to use this cheese sauce to the list!

The wife and kids loved this variation, so now it’s time to think of the next one. If you have a favorite flavor of risotto, let me know in the comments and I’ll work on a WFPB version!

broccoli cheddar risotto

Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Risotto

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Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6

What you’ll need

  • 2 cups Creamy Versatile Instant Pot Cheese Sauce
  • 1 ½ cups sushi rice (or Arborio), uncooked
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 16 oz broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces

How you’ll do it

  • Sauté onion and garlic in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat with a tablespoon of wine to prevent sticking.
  • When soft, stir in the rice. This should dry things up. Add the rest of the wine to deglaze, stirring, and then add a cup of the vegetable broth and the salt.
  • Stir very often until most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Continue adding broth, a cup or two at a time, stirring frequently, until only a cup of broth remains.
  • Add the broccoli to the pot, as well as the final cup of broth. Stir everything in and cover. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Uncover and stir until most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in cheese sauce.
  • Cook about 5 more minutes or so, until you have the consistency you like. Adjust with salt to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy (and don't forget to come back and leave a review)!

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