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Mushroom Asparagus Lentil Risotto (vegan, gluten free, oil free)

  • Author: Remy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: main dishes
  • Method: simmering
  • Diet: Vegan


Hearty and high protein Mushroom Asparagus Lentil Risotto. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and oil free.



  • 4 cups mushroom broth (you can also use vegetable broth instead)
  • 1/2 large onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms of choice
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp gluten free soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white lentils, soaked and drained*
  • 3 tbsp white miso paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 23 macadamia nuts, for garnish


  1. Bring mushroom broth to a light simmer and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium high heat, sauté asparagus and mushrooms with gluten free soy sauce and garlic powder for about 2-3 minutes, or until asparagus is bright green and mushrooms are tender. Set aside.
  3. Using the same pan, lower the heat to medium and sauté onion with a touch of oil or veggie stock until translucent and fragrant. Add garlic, dry rice and lentils to the pan, and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of mushroom broth to the pan with the lentils and rice and stir until liquid is almost completely absorbed. Continue the process, by the 1/2 cup until all the broth is used and rice is tender.
  5. Remove the pan from heat, stir in miso paste, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with mushrooms and asparagus on top, or stir into the mixture.
  6. Top risotto with macadamia nuts, grated or microplaned on top for an extra touch. Enjoy!


*If you choose to soak your lentils for about 3 hours or overnight before cooking, it will result in a much more tender risotto, and may cook more quickly. This is an optional step.

Keywords: risotto, dinner, high protein, lentils, gluten free, oil free, miso, probiotic, gut health, mushroom