Homemade macadamia milk, creamy nutritional yeast and slowly cooked pumpkin – this recipe is a winter night’s dream and perfect to save for lunches, too. 


Creamy Pumpkin Risotto With Smoky Roasted Mushrooms

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar-Free

Serves 2.


Pumpkin Risotto

  • 150g arborio (or medium grain biodynamic) rice*
  • 100g brown onion, finely chopped
  • 100g Japanese pumpkin or butternut squash, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 cup vegetable stock*
  • Macadamia milk (blend 70g macadamia nuts* and 240ml water with high-speed blender)
  • 3-4 Tbsp. nutritional yeast*
  • Pink salt*
  • Black pepper*
  • Olive oil*
  • 1/4 lemon wedges, to serve
  • Chilli oil or harissa oil, to serve
  • 10-15 sage leaves, fried, to serve

Smoky Roasted Mushrooms

  • 200g mushrooms
  • 1 garlic, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil*
  • 1 Tbsp. tamari*
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar*
  • 1 tsp maple syrup*
  • 1/2 tsp smoked sweet paprika*

*Available at Naked Foods


Mushrooms (while risotto is cooking)

  1. Preheat oven to 200C. Toss all mushroom ingredients. Transfer to a baking dish in an even layer.
  2. Roast it for about 10 -15 minutes, flip and continue to roast 10-15 more minutes. Salt to taste.


  1. In a saute pan, heat 2 Tbsp. olive and sauté minced garlic and onion until translucent. Add rice, pumpkin, and 1/2 tsp pink salt and continue to cook for a few minutes. Stir frequently.
  2. Add the hot vegetable stock. Allowing rice to absorb most of the liquid, add it 1/2 cup at a time. Stir frequently. After adding all the broth, add the milk and nutritional yeast and cook, stirring frequently, until rice is al dente.
  3. Add frozen green peas, and cook it for 30 sec – 1 min.
  4. Squeeze lemon juice just before eating. Serve with mushrooms, crispy sage, and chilli oil.

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Minako Umehara – @365cleaneats

Health-conscious Recipe Creator / Food Stylist & Photographer/ Food Instructor
Minako has lived in 8 cities across 3 countries since 2003. Despite the varying environments around her, her realisation that food is universal has led to her desire to connect with people through food. After moving to Melbourne, she picked up vegan cooking. She now spends time creating innovative vegan recipes and running cooking classes.