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Brown Rice Mushroom Risotto

This healthier Brown Rice Mushroom Risotto is a quick vegan take on the classic Italian dish. It’s a one pot dish for a quick comforting dinner. Its creamy, soft and so cheesy with satisfying flavors.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword brown rice mushroom risotto recipe, brown rice risotto, how to make brown rice mushroom risotto, vegan mushroom risotto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 230kcal
Author Gunjan


to garnish

  • chopped fresh parsley
  • vegan parmesan cheese


  • In a heavy bottom pan heat oil and sauté onion and garlic in it until onions are translucent.
  • Toss in sliced mushrooms and cook until its brown and releases it juice and dried up.
  • Add brown rice and sauté for 2 minutes for a toasty effect.
  • Add vegetable broth and cook at high until all the liquid is almost absorbed. Then add water and stir. Cook again covered at medium flame until rice is softened and almost all liquid is absorbed (this step may take about 25 minutes).
  • Stir in coconut milk, nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Mix well and let it cook uncovered at low-medium flame until all the liquid is almost absorbed. It should be creamy and soft at this point. Turnoff the flame and let it rest covered for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and mix well.
  • Garnish and serve hot.


  • It’s better to buy whole baby bella mushroom and slice it yourself.
  • You may use long grain brown rice but do not go for extra-long brown rice.
  • This recipe tastes best when served immediately. However, refrigerate the leftovers to be used the next day. You may either microwave as is for a drier fried rice kind of version. Or put it a pan and add very little coconut milk (just enough to be able to stir it like a pudding). Cook at medium-high flame for few minutes. Cover and let it rest for few minutes. Remove the lid and mix again. It should be of the same consistency like when you cooked it the first time. Adjust salt and pepper and serve.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg