Creamy Risotto, Balsamic-Glazed Portabellos and Roasted Cauliflower

This risotto is out-of-this-world creamy.  It’s the best comfort food ever.  Paired with a simple balsamic glazed portabello and some roasted cauliflower, it’s comfort food with a bit of sophistication.  

Oven Baked Risotto
from Ste Martaen website
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 small onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic crushed
1 1/2 cups of arborio rice
4 cups of water (with 1 heaping tablespoon of Better than Bouillon no chicken base) stirred in
1.5 teaspoon salt
couple turns of fresh ground pepper
2 tablespoon of vegan margarine
1/2 cup of nutritional yeast
bunch of chopped fresh spinach or parsley or herb of your choice
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
In a dutch oven or oven proof pan, heat oil over medium high heat.  Add the onions and cook until translucent.  Add crushed garlic and rice, stirring to coat all the grains in oil.  Stir in your liquid, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.  Cover, transfer to oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven, over low heat, stir in about a 1/2 cup of water, chopped spinach, vegan margarine.
If the consistency of the risotto is not as creamy as you would like, add a bit more water.
Serve hot & immediately.
– Crystal