Sweet Vegan Toasted Coconut Risotto


This recipe for coconut risotto is a “30 minutes or less” entry in the Fast & Fresh Dairy-Free Time Trials Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Heather Kessler. For the creamy coconut part, she uses Coconut Milk Beverage from So Delicious.

Sweet Vegan Toasted Coconut Risotto

Fast and Fresh Dairy Free Time Trials Recipe ContestThis easy coconut risotto is cooked with coconut milk beverage, for a creamy finish, and topped with fresh mango.

For more details and to enter the recipe contest, see this post: https://www.godairyfree.org/news/dairy-free-time-trials-recipe-contest

Special Diet Notes & Options: Vegan Toasted Coconut Risotto

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and generally food allergy-friendly.

Sweet Vegan Toasted Coconut Risotto
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  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. In a large sauce pan over high heat, add rice and coconut milk. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer over low heat. Simmer, stirring frequently, for 18 minutes, until the rice is tender and mixture is thick.
  3. While rice is cooking, spread coconut flakes on a baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, 8-9 minutes. Check often so it doesn't burn.
  4. Prepare a water bath. Place a smaller bowl inside a large bowl filled with ice and water.
  5. Peel and dice the mango.
  6. When the rice is cooked, remove from heat and stir in salt, vanilla, sugar and ½ cup toasted coconut.
  7. Pour mixture into the small bowl of water bath, and stir until chilled - about 5 minutes.
  8. Dish risotto into 4 serving bowls and top with mango pieces and remaining toasted coconut.

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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