Vegetarian Romanesco Risotto


A deliciously flavoured vegetarian risotto, with romanesco, roasted almonds and Parmesan cheese. Serves up to 4 people and is ready in about half an hour.

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Vegetarian romanesco risotto
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2014-10-27, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 30 minutes.

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Updated at: 11-08-2023

30 minutes 4 people Main course
Vegetarian romanesco risotto


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  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 200 grams of risotto rice
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • 100 ml dry white wine
  • 600 ml vegetable stock
  • Half a romanesco
  • Parmesan cheese to taste
  • Handful of slivered almond
Vegetarian romanesco risotto ingredients
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  • Chef's knife
  • Chopping board
  • 2 x medium-sized frying pans

Vegetarian Romanesco Risotto

30 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparing the romanesco risotto 5 minutes

Peel and finely dice the onion and the garlic cloves. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium-sized frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic until translucent. Briefly toast the almonds in a dry frying pan.

Keep an eye on the almonds as they can burn quickly. 

Vegetarian romanesco risotto
Vegetarian romanesco risotto

Finishing the risotto 25 minutes

Add the risotto rice to a medium frying pan with the onion and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes over a medium heat. Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Once the rice has absorbed almost all the white wine, start adding the vegetable stock, a little at a time.

Continue adding the stock, and stirring, until the risotto is cooked. Meanwhile, cut half of the romanesco into florets. Heat a dash of olive oil in the same medium-sized frying pan you used to toast the almonds.

Sauté the romanesco florets over a medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the cooked romanesco to the pan of risotto. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve this vegetarian romanesco risotto on a deep plate, adding grated Parmesan as desired. Sprinkle the toasted almonds over the top. Bon appetit!

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