Risotto with leeks, kalette and homemade kale powder

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Risotto is something that I discovered pretty lately but that I really enjoyed making and eating it. It is part of a couple of recipe that I have that make endless combinations such as lasagne, stir fry…

This risotto is made with a lot of greens such as leek, kalette (this vegetable is a mix of Brussels sprout and Kale and it is so cute) and some chopped kale. In this recipe, I decided to cook together the chopped leeks and kalette and keep aside the kale so it can be chopped really thinly and then sparkled on top of the risotto as you can do with parmesan. As I just been diagnosed lactose intolerant, I like this idea to make some substitution with a parmesan. So for an even tastier recipe I made some homemade vegan parmesan with raw cashew nuts, sea salt and nutritional yeast.

  • SERVE: serveserve
  • PREPARATION: 10 minutes
  • COOK: 25 minutes
  • DIFFICULTY: StarStar

What do you need?

  • 50g kale
  • 100g kalette
  • 2 white part of leeks
  • 175 g Arborio rice
  • 350 ml of vegetable stock
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Pepper
  • Vegan parmesan (the recipe is available at the end of the recipe)

How to make risotto with leeks, kalette and homemade kale powder?

  • Start by washing carefully all the vegetables
  • Cut the white part of the leeks into small pieces and slice in 2 parts the kalette
  • In a pan, warm the olive oil, when it is hot, add the leeks and kalette
  • Let them cook for 5 to 7 minutes at medium heat, stir them quite frequently

! The vegetable should be slightly cooked, softer

  • Then add the rice and continue to stir for 3 extra minutes
  • Add the 350 ml boiling vegetable stock on top of the rice, add pepper, cover it and let’s cook it for 15 -18 minutes at low heat

!  the boiling water should cover all the rice and vegetables. During the cooking process, check without stirring that there is still enough water for avoiding the rice to burn. Top up with some boiling water if necessary, not too much for avoiding to flood the risotto

  • In the meantime, bring to boil some water and put the kale in it, cook it for 3 minutes
  • Let it cool and then dry a little bit the kale and then chopped/mixed for obtaining a thin powder
  • Serve the risotto straight away, sparkle on top the kale powder
  • Add some vegan parmesan (in mixer, mix 50g of raw cashew nuts with 5g of sea salt and 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast)

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