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white bowl with mushroom lentil risotto garnished with mushrooms

20 Minute Lentil Risotto with Mushroom and Sage

Simple vegan side dish that would be perfect for the holidays. A simple but delicious 20 minute risotto using lentils.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Author: Sara Ayesh


  • 1.5 cups brown lentils
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 3 sage leaves finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/3 cup cashew milk or heavy cream
  • pinch of salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pot add olive oil or melt butter over medium high heat.
  • Add onions and garlic and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the brown lentils, vegetable stock, and sage. Cook until liquid is almost completely absorbed. About 10 minutes
  • Add in the mushrooms, cashew milk, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and let simmer for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Enjoy!