Maple Vegetable Risotto

Main Courses / Rice and Cereals

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4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 4 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (preferably golden syrup for its delicate flavour)
  • 1 parsnip, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1 leek, cut into sticks
  • 2 yellow peppers, cut into sticks
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 6 button mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup arborio rice*
  • 2 cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp parmesan, grated
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped


  1. In a saucepan, combine 250 ml (1 cup) broth with the maple syrup.
  2. Add the vegetables and cook, covered, for 30 minutes.
  3. Allow to rest for 3 hours.
  4. Put another saucepan over medium heat and warm the oil without letting it bubble. Add the rice and garlic while stirring.
  5. Gradually add the remaining broth, stirring frequently until all the liquid is absorbed. Cook until the rice is al dente (18 – 22 minutes).
  6. Remove from heat, add the parmesan and butter, season with salt and pepper, then stir.
  7. Arrange the vegetables on each plate, then the risotto over top. (If desired, warm the vegetables slightly in the microwave before plating.)
  8. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve.


* Three types of rice are suitable for risotto: Arborio, Vialone Nano, and Carnaroli.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes by Philippe Mollé


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