Vegan Prawn Risotto

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Below is an easy and extremely satisfying dish of rice and vegan seafood.


Serves 4

  • 30 g (2 tbsps) vegan margarine
  • 30 g (2 tbsps) flour
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 30g of spicy vegan susage
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 400 g (14 oz) canned tomatoes
  • 2 pints vegetable stock
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch allspice
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Pinch salt
  • 100 g (4 oz) uncooked rice
  • 2 boxes of thawed vegan prawns
  • 2 spring onions, chopped to garnish


Melt the vegan margarine in a heavy-based saucepan and then add the flour. Stir to blend well and cook over low heat for about 2 minutes. Add the onion, spicy vegan sausage and pepper and cook until soft.

Add the tomatoes and their juice, breaking up the tomatoes with a fork or a potato masher. Add the stock and mix well. Add the ginger, allspice, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt and Tabasco. Bring to the boil and allow to boil rapidly, stirring for about 2 minutes. 

Add the rice, stir well and cover the pan. Cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and has absorbed most of the liquid.

Add the vegan prawns during the last 10 minutes of cooking time. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Adjust the seasoning, spoon into a serving dish and sprinkle with the chopped spring onion to serve.



Contributed by Sophie's Kitchen


Published on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 12/11/12