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Ratatouille risotto - a creamy, flavourful vegetarian risotto filled with ratatouille vegetables, herbs, sundried tomatoes and veggie parmesan.

Ratatouille Risotto

Ratatouille risotto – a creamy, flavourful vegetarian risotto loaded with ratatouille vegetables. Easily made vegan.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword risotto
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Domestic Gothess

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp oil from a jar on sundried tomatoes or olive oil
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 small aubergine cut into small dice
  • 1 large bell pepper (I used orange) de-seeded and diced
  • 1 courgette sliced
  • 250 g (9 oz) chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 300 g (10.5 oz) risotto rice
  • 3 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 120 ml (½ cup) white wine (optional)
  • 1.2 litres (5 cups) vegetable stock
  • 8 sundried tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 40 g (1.5 oz) vegetarian parmesan grated (can use vegan parmesan or 2-4 Tbsp nutritional yeast, to taste)
  • 5 tbsp creme fraiche (reduced fat is fine) (use Oatly creme fraiche or soy/oat/cashew cream for vegan)
  • large handful fresh basil chopped (or a couple of heaped spoonfuls of pesto)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a pan and add the onion, aubergine, pepper, courgette, mushrooms, garlic and a pinch of salt. Cook over a low heat, stirring regularly, for about half an hour until all of the vegetables are soft and most of the excess liquid has evaporated.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a separate pan and add the risotto rice. Stir for a minute then add the tomato puree and the white wine if using and stir until the wine has evaporated. Add some of the stock, give it a stir and bring it up to a gentle simmer.

  3. Add the sundried tomatoes and oregano and gradually add the rest of the stock as needed, waiting until each addition has almost been absorbed before adding more and stirring the pan regularly until you have added all of the stock and the rice is tender.

  4. Stir in the parmesan/nutritional yeast, creme fraiche, basil, cooked vegetables and some salt and pepper. Check the seasoning and serve.