SUMA voted 3rd place in Magazine Awards
April 4, 2014 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

What great news for a Friday! We’ve been voted 3rd place in the Best Health Food Brand category of Cook Vegetarian Magazine’s Veggie Awards 2014 – and it’s thanks to you!

This year the magazine opened up …

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Porcini Mushroom Risotto
April 4, 2014 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

Here is a real treat for you – a ridiculously creamy and delicious mushroom risotto, or ‘ridicolmente cremoso e delizioso risotto ai funghi’ as we say in Yorkshire. Welcome to comfort food at its finest. A word of warning, this dish is best served before sitting for a very long time on the comfiest sofa you can find.



  1. Before you start, rehydrate the mushrooms in 500ml boiling water for half an hour. Remove the mushrooms with a slotted spoon and rinse and chop. Retain the mushroom stock and add to the bouillion stock. Be careful to leave the last centimetre of mushroom stock in the jug, as it may be a little gritty.
  2. Heat the stock in a small saucepan.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter, add the onions, garlic and celery, and fry very slowly until the vegetables soften, then add the rice.
  4. Increase the heat, the rice will now begin to lightly fry, so keep stirring it. After a minute it will sizzle and look slightly translucent. Add the wine and keep stirring.
  5. Once the wine has been absorbed, add a ladle of hot stock and a pinch of salt.
  6. Turn down the heat to a simmer and cook the rice slowly, stirring all the time. Keep adding stock by the ladle. Stir and simmer as the rice absorbs the stock.
  7. Carry on adding stock until the rice is soft but with a slight bite – you will need to taste it. Yum. I envy you.
  8. This should take 30 minutes or so.
  9. Add more seasoning if necessary, personally I see no need to go easy on the black pepper – it works so well with this dish.
  10. If you run out of stock before the rice is cooked, keep adding little touches of boiling water.
  11. Remove from the heat and add the butter and Parmesan. Stir well. Place a lid on the pan and allow to sit for 2 or 3 minutes. Lift the lid and sprinkle with lots of freshly chopped parsley and a few extra twists of black pepper and Parmesan style cheese.
  12. Serve as soon as possible as the rice will continue to cook in its own heat.
  13. Put up your feet. Eat and repeat!


  • 600 ml bouillon stock
  • 1 small knob of butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (GT018)
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 25g flat leafed parsley, finely chopped
  • 400 g Suma Arborio rice (QS090)
  • 2 glasses dry white wine (RS101)
  • 40g Porcini mushrooms soaked in 500ml of boling water
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Another knob of butter!
  • 90 g Parmesan style cheese, freshly grated
  • Serves 6
SUMA voted 3rd place in Magazine Awards
April 4, 2014 – 12:27 pm | No Comment
SUMA voted 3rd place in Magazine Awards

What great news for a Friday! We’ve been voted 3rd place in the Best Health Food Brand category of Cook Vegetarian Magazine’s Veggie Awards 2014 – and it’s thanks to you!

This year the magazine opened up …

Hodmedods Visit Suma HQ
April 2, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment
Hodmedods Visit Suma HQ

Hodmedod sources produce from British farms to supply the best ingredients and delicious foods. The team are particularly interested in searching out less well-known foods, like the fava bean – grown in Britain since the …

Spring Brochure
March 31, 2014 – 1:40 pm | No Comment
Spring Brochure

This Spring Suma are offering lots of great new products, these are included in our new Spring Summer brochure, so here’s a taster from us, Suma, the workers cooperative where things are altogether better.

Suma Tree Planting Weekend March 2014 (Updated April ’14)
March 28, 2014 – 2:05 pm | 2 Comments
Suma Tree Planting Weekend March 2014 (Updated April ’14)

At Suma we deliver for our customers and until a viable alternative arrives this means using diesel. Every year we get through roughly 300,000 litres of diesel as our trucks take goods to all corners …

BeeMat Pre Seeded Mats
March 14, 2014 – 2:48 pm | No Comment
BeeMat Pre Seeded Mats

We’ve four exciting new products to offer you that will help you do your bit for the environment; Bee Mat,  Bird Mat, Bug Control Mat and Butterfly Mat.
BeeMat (NF004) is a biodegradable pre-seeded growing …

UK Coffee Week (7-13th April 2014)
March 7, 2014 – 8:47 am | No Comment
UK Coffee Week (7-13th April 2014)

UK Coffee Week (7-13th April 2014) is the largest national campaign to bring together the coffee industry and coffee consumers with the aim of helping to bring clean water to coffee growing countries.
The campaign is …

Ed Balls visits Suma during Fairtrade Fortnight
March 4, 2014 – 10:07 am | 5 Comments
Ed Balls visits Suma during Fairtrade Fortnight

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Calder Valley, Josh Fenton-Glynn, visited Suma during Fairtrade Fortnight to see how our business supports the Fairtrade movement and thrives on equal pay for all our …

New products from Ecoleaf
February 28, 2014 – 8:30 am | No Comment
New products from Ecoleaf

We believe it’s possible to have effective, natural cleaning products that are safe and that don’t cost the earth. It’s been almost five years since we launched our own brand of cleaning products and we’re …

Fairtrade Fortnight Competition
February 21, 2014 – 11:32 am | No Comment
Fairtrade Fortnight Competition

Win a Hamper of Fairly Traded Goodies!
Whoo-hoo! Whoo-hoo! and whoo-hoo AGAIN I hear you cry – and with good reason.
Here’s a competition to get you all in the mood for Fairtrade Fortnight.
We’re giving a way …

Coconut Oil Vegan Rainbow Risotto
January 21, 2014 – 11:19 am | 3 Comments
Coconut Oil Vegan Rainbow Risotto

This risotto is as pleasing to the eye as is it to the palate. It includes an abundance of nutritious vegetables, health boosting coconut oil along with satisfying risotto rice. It makes a tasty supper and any leftovers can be served cold as a quick lunch. The dish is gluten and lactose free; vegan and vegetarian.