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  • Prep time

    20 Mins

  • cook time

    20 Mins

  • servings


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Lemon Butter Sauce

  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • ¼ stick cold unsalted cultured vegan butter cut into 4-5 pieces
  • ¼ tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp parsley, chopped


  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • -4 oz oyster mushrooms
  • 2 small shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 sage leaf
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • ½ cup Lotus Foods Organic White Quick Cook Rice
  • 1⅞ cup well-seasoned vegetable or mushroom broth
  • 2 tbsp lemon butter sauce (see above)
  • ½ tbsp chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
  • salt (optional)

Garnish (optional)

  • lemon zest
  • parsley, chopped

product used in the recipe

Organic White Quick Cook Rice

  • 1

    Add lemon juice and garlic to a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir and boil down the liquid by half. Reduce heat to low. Add 2 butter pieces at a time. Stir continuously until melted.

  • 2

    Remove saucepan from heat and add remaining butter piece. Add turmeric followed by parsley. Stir until well combined. Set aside.

  • 3

    Heat 1½ tbsp oil in a large skillet over a medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté until golden brown on both sides. Remove from skillet and set aside.

  • 4

    Heat 1½ tbsp oil in a medium pot over a medium heat. Add shallots, thyme and sage. Sauté stirring frequently until shallots are slightly translucent.

  • 5

    Add garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add rice. Sauté and toast rice until fragrant and slightly translucent.

  • 6

    Add broth and bring to a boil, then cover pot and heat to a simmer for ~7 mins before uncovering and turning off heat. At the 7th min, the rice is al dente and there should still be some liquid visible in the pot.

  • 7

    Add lemon butter sauce to the cooked rice. Stir gently to combine. Taste and adjust flavor by adding more salt as preferred. Add chopped parsley and stir.

  • 8

    Divide risotto between serving bowls, top with sautéed mushrooms, garnish with lemon zest and more chopped parsley. Drizzle with more lemon butter sauce as preferred and serve immediately. For a slightly creamier dish, add 1 tsp almond or cashew butter.

product used in the recipe

Organic White Quick Cook Rice

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