Food - Drink
The Flavorful Vegan Broth That's Perfect For Risotto
By TALIN VARTANIAN
Risotto is a deliciously creamy combination of slowly sautéed rice, aromatics, wine, and broth, and can be further customized with toppings and mix-ins. You can even make vegan risotto by replacing animal products like cheese, but the broth you use to cook the rice is the most important component to pay attention to.
A proper savory base makes for the most flavorful risotto, and while this base is usually meat broth or stock, miso broth makes an excellent vegan replacement. Vegetable stock can be too salty, too complex-tasting, or its color too dark to form a neutral yet deliciously savory base, making miso broth the superior choice.
A lighter miso's aroma, color, and salt content are a better fit for vegan risotto that still tastes like a classic, no-compromise dish, and this condiment's creamy texture will help the risotto thicken. You can mix the miso with a bit of water, vegetable broth, or a combination of both before using the liquid to cook your rice.