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Spring Risotto with Maple Water

by Valérie Gendron-Legault 19 Jul 2024
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Finally, it's spring! And spring means sugar time... Mmmm! To celebrate the arrival of fine weather, here's a vegan risotto recipe created with pure maple water, a wonderful product that's been available in our stores for a few years now. supermarkets supermarkets. The risotto's cooking broth perfectly blends sweetness and umami, which then blends with the bitterness of lemon to create a dish bursting with flavor!

Spring risotto with maple water: a source of vitamins and nutrients

  • The fresh, crunchy taste of asparagus transports us gently into summer. They are an excellent source of B vitamins, essential for energy production and the proper functioning of the nervous and immune systems. As for green peas, they are highly satiating as they contain a lot of fiber and a significant amount of vegetable protein.
  • White miso paste and pure maple water form the basis of this tasty recipe. Visit miso is a fermented paste, a traditional Japanese food with a strong, salty taste. It is a source of vegetable protein in its own right, and contains a number of bacteria that enable it to be used as a food supplement.It is a source of vegetable protein in its own right, and contains numerous bacteria that help to balance intestinal flora and combat inflammation.

The benefits of maple water

  • Pure maple water contains over 46 essential bioactive compounds. It contains a range of vitamins and minerals, organic and amino acids, and polyphenols. During the spring freeze-thaw period, naturally filtered and enriched water flows from the maple tree. This is when maple syrup producers harvest it. A mechanical filtration and pasteurization process is carried out to completely eliminate impurities. The result is a natural electrolyte beverage.
  • Maple 3 pure maple water pure maple water comes directly from Quebec maple trees. Staying hydrated while supporting our local economy has never been so easy! 


Maple Water Spring Risotto ingredients

ingredients spring risotto maple water

Miserable broth

Rice and spring vegetables

  • 3 tbsp.avocado oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup sliced mixed mushrooms 
  • 1 cup of Arborio rice 
  • 1/2 bunch green asparagus (approx. 150g), cut on the bias into 1-inch segments (see tips and tricks section)
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup of vegan parmesan cheese of your choice (optional)
  • Pinch of salt and ground pepper 
  • Lemon juice to taste
  • Lemon zest to taste 
  • Fresh parsley chopped for garnish

Culinary tools

  •  Medium saucepan
  • Large saucepan
  • Zester (optional)

Procedure for Spring Risotto with Maple Water

maple water spring risotto recipe

  • In a small bowl, whisk miso paste with 2 cups boiling water. 
  • Combine maple water and miso broth in a pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to minimum.
  • In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté green asparagus and mushrooms in 2 tbsp. oil for about 5 minutes. Season with salt and ground pepper. Set aside on a plate.
  • In the same saucepan over medium heat, brown garlic in 1 tbsp. oil for about 1 minute. Add the rice and cook for a further 1 minute, stirring to coat well.
  • Using a ladle, add the miso broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly. Add more broth when most of the liquid has been absorbed. After about 20 minutes, the rice should be al dente (cooked but still firm to the bite) and have a creamy consistency.
  • If desired, mix in the vegan Parmesan cheese of your choice.
  • Add frozen green peas and 3/4 of the cooked asparagus and mushroom mixture. Stir until vegetables are heated through. 
  • To serve, sprinkle with remaining vegetables, sliced fresh flat-leaf parsley, lemon zest and juice. 
  • Celebrate with a glass ofmaple water purely refreshing! 

Tips and tricks for Spring risotto with maple water

  • To avoid ending up with stringy, hard-to-eat ends, hold the asparagus with both hands and apply a little pressure to the bottom of the vegetable until it breaks. It will break right where the stalk is softer and less stringy. You can then discard the stalks or use them to make homemade vegetable stock.
  • This risotto is an excellent accompaniment to seafood or oily fish such as salmon or salmon trout.
  • For more details on the benefits of maple water, read our article Maple water, another natural way to stay hydrated

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Buon appetito! 

The La Boite à Grains


Recipe creation:

Valérie Gendron-Legault


La Boite à Grains

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