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The perfect mushroom risotto dish. Serve as a hearty main course.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 small onions, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped celery
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 100g fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 250ml full fat milk
  • 4 tablespoons double cream
  • 190g rice
  • 1.25 litres vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 80g Parmesan cheese, grated

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:45min

  1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until onion is tender and garlic is lightly browned. Remove garlic and stir in the parsley, celery, salt and pepper. Cook until celery is tender, then add the mushrooms. Reduce heat to lowand continue cooking until the mushrooms are soft.
  2. Pour the milk and cream into the frying pan and stir in the rice. Heat to a simmer. Stir the vegetable stock into the rice 250ml at a time, until it is absorbed.
  3. When the rice has finished cooking, stir in the butter and Parmesan cheese and remove from heat. Serve hot.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(371)

Reviews in English (259) patient with adding the broth and it turns out PERFECT. I used chanterelle and baby bella mushrooms.-20 Sep 2012

l love risotto so it was on a winner before l made it l grated the garlic and kept it in instead of taking it out easy to follow recipe and turned out just how it was supposed to so much better than shop bought definitely one to keep and will be included in my weekly menu from now thank you for sharing-05 Jul 2017

Very nice! I'm not a big lover of risotto but the whole family enjoyed this one. I swapped the veg stock for chicken stock but still turned out lovely.-30 Dec 2015

Classic Creamy Mushroom Risotto

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How to Make Mushroom Risotto

Start by making a mushroomy stock. It’s simple, just add a bunch of mushroom stalks, thyme and a bay leaf to store-bought or homemade stock. We love using this homemade chicken stock as our base.

Next comes some soy sauce — it sounds odd, but it adds a richness we miss when we’ve left it out. After about 30 minutes of simmering, strain the stock and move on to making the risotto.

Cook sliced mushrooms and onions in some butter. When they are softened and starting to brown, add arborio rice. Toss the rice around the pan, allowing it to toast some in the butter.

In goes some white wine — choose a drier wine and make sure it is something you like to drink. When the wine reduces, it’s time to slowly incorporate the stock. Add it a half cup at a time, waiting for it to absorb before adding the next batch. While all this is happening, you should be stirring the risotto — almost constantly. It’s the stirring that makes risotto creamy and luxurious.

After 20 to 25 minutes of adding stock and stirring, the rice should be just cooked and a bit chewy. At that point, stir in cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper.

You could stop there, but if you are up to it fry up a few sage leaves in oil to place on top of the risotto. It takes less than a minute.

Back in the day we were contributors for Betty Crocker. We shared this recipe with them. We loved it so much we had to share an adapted version with you.

Recipe updated, originally posted December 2011. Since posting this in 2011, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne


Step 1

1. Bring the stock to a bare simmer in a medium saucepan. Heat 3 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium Dutch oven or large straight-sided skillet, and sauté the onion and shallots until golden. Add the mushrooms, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove mushrooms and set aside. To the same pan, add the remaining olive oil and the rice. Cook and stir to coat the rice with oil, until toasted but not colored, about 3 minutes. Pour in the wine, and cook until evaporated, about 2 minutes.

2. Add ½ cup of the hot stock and the salt. (This step varies from Lidia's prep with me, where she salted each ingredient separately.) Cook, stirring constantly, until all the liquid has been absorbed. Continue to add hot stock in small batches (just enough to moisten the rice completely), stirring constantly to help absorb the liquid, until the rice mixture is creamy and al dente. With the last addition of the stock, return the mushrooms to the pot, and stir and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the risotto from the heat, beat in the butter and then the cheese, season with pepper to taste, and serve immediately.

3. Porcini is the ideal mushroom for this recipe, but any mushroom or mixture of mushrooms will yield a delicious risotto.

Pro Tips

What is risotto served with?

For your creamy mushroom risotto to show off (even more) all of its amazing flavors, you may serve it with some roasted asparagus. If you prepared the risotto as a side dish, it’s a great option to pair it with a classic baked chicken breast, pork roast, or go full Mediterranean and serve it with shrimps.

How do you fix sticky risotto?

To fix a sticky, dry consistency risotto you can add a little more stock and stir it until you reach the texture you want. Remember: baby steps. Only add a little at a time, you wouldn’t want to end up with a soupy risotto.

Should you put cream in risotto?

No! Classic risotto does not contain any cream. The creaminess of this creamy mushroom risotto comes from the rice cooking process. Cream does not improve any risotto texture (but you may use it as part of a sauce, for flavoring reasons).

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Recipe Summary

  • 6 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

In a saucepan, warm the broth over low heat.

Warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the mushrooms, and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms and their liquid, and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, and stir in the shallots. Cook 1 minute. Add rice, stirring to coat with oil, about 2 minutes. When the rice has taken on a pale, golden color, pour in wine, stirring constantly until the wine is fully absorbed. Add 1/2 cup broth to the rice, and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring continuously, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from heat, and stir in mushrooms with their liquid, butter, chives, and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Creamy Mushroom Risotto recipe - How to make Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Preparation Time: 20 mins    Cooking Time: 25 mins    Total Time: 45 mins     3 Makes 3 servings
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  1. Heat ½ tbsp of olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add ½ tbsp of garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the mushrooms and sauté on a medium flame for 5 minutes. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of olive oil and butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions and the remaining 1 tbsp of garlic and sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the rice and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add 1 cup of vegetable stock and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes or till the vegetable stock gets evaporated, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Repeat step 5 with the remaining 2 cups of vegetable stock.
  7. Add the sautéed mushrooms, remaining 1 cup of vegetable stock and pepper powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes or till the stock is absorbed, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Switch off the flame, add the fresh cream and cheese and mix well.
  9. Serve hot.

What’s in mushroom risotto?

Risottois a creamy Italian rice dish that’s made using short grain rice and broth. When I first started learning about home cooking, I thought risotto was a product from a box marked “risotto”. Nope! All you need is short grain arborio rice, which plumps up and becomes creamy when you cook it with liquid.

You’ll need a handful of simple ingredients for this mushroom risotto. The flavors are crisp and pure. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • White arborio rice: a short-grain Italian rice used for making risotto
  • Mushrooms: a variety of types is nice see below
  • Broth:Homemade mushroom broth is best and takes only a few extra minutes, or use vegetable broth
  • Dry white wine: wine is essential to the nuanced flavor
  • Lemon: fresh lemon pairs perfectly with asparagus
  • Parmesan cheese: brings just the right savory notes
  • Olive oil, butter, onion, garlic powder: For flavoring

Lidia’s Celebrate Like an Italian

In a medium saucepan, heat the stock to a simmer keep it hot. Add the olive oil to a large straight-sided skillet over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the shallots and leeks. Cook and stir, adjusting the heat so they don’t color, until the leeks have wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the rice, and stir to coat it in the oil. Toast the rice in the oil, stirring, until the edges of the kernels become translucent, about 2 minutes.

Add the wine, bring to a simmer, and cook until the wine is absorbed, about 3 minutes. Season with the salt, and add enough hot stock just to cover the rice, about 1½ cups. Simmer gently, stirring, until almost all of the liquid is absorbed.

After the first addition of stock is absorbed, add the mushrooms and stir to incorporate. Continue adding ladlefuls of stock periodically until the rice is creamy but al dente, about 18 minutes from the time you added the wine. (You may not use all of the stock.) Stir in the parsley. Remove the skillet from the heat, and whisk in the grated cheese. Drop in the butter, and mix well until the rice is creamy and smooth. Season with salt if necessary. Serve immediately.

Risotto is considered as both, main meal or as a side and in some Italian regions, they consider risotto as an entry. I am always adding plenty of toppings veggies or a protein, such as grilled chicken breast, shrimps, scallops or any kind of vegetables mushrooms, green peas, carrots, anything what you like. So for me it becomes a main meal.

Ingredients of Creamy Mushroom Risotto

  • 3/4 cup mushroom
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic
  • 3 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 1/4 cup Arborio rice
  • 2 tablespoon low fat cream
  • 2 cup water

How to make Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Step 1

For making this lunch recipe, wash the mushrooms and slice it. Then peel the onion and slice it too in a small bowl. Now finely chop the garlic and keep it aside till required. Next, heat a non-stick pan on medium flame and add sliced onions and finely chopped garlic. Dry roast till onions turn brown.

Step 2

Now add the sliced mushrooms and washed rice. Mix all the ingredients well and cook for about two minutes.

Step 3

Dissolve the taco seasoning powder in one cup of water to make the seasoning mixture. Add this taco mixture to the rice and cook for next 15 minutes.

Step 4

Then add the low fat cream in the pan and mix well. Let the rice and mushrooms cook for about three to four minutes. After some 5 minutes, turn off the flames and transfer the risotto in a large bowl. Serve immediately.


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