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Mushroom Risotto – Risotto ai Funghi

Mushroom Risotto - Rissot al Funghi
Written by Susan H

A flavoursome mushroom risotto recipe is a delicious classic that never fails to impress.

Mushroom Risotto - Rissot al Funghi

Mushroom Risotto - Risotto ai Funghi

Making a tasty risotto is easier than you think. Using mushrooms add a unique flavour and extra body to a classic recipe.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 775kcal



  • Soak mushrooms in 2 cups warm water for at least 30 minutes, until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Remove from the water and chop coarsely.
  • Strain the water through a coffee filter and combine it with the 2 cups of chicken stock in a saucepan.
  • Bring this mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
  • In a heavy 2 Litre pot over medium heat sauté the shallots in 2 tbsp of butter and 3 tbsp olive oil until translucent but not brown.
  • Add the rice, stir to thoroughly coat with the oil and butter, and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the wine or 1/2 cup of the simmering stock, stirring frequently.
  • When the liquid is almost completely absorbed add another 1/2 cup stock, and repeat this process for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the mushrooms and continue adding stock as it becomes absorbed for another 5 to 10 minutes, until the rice is done.
  • You may have some stock left over; do not feel compelled to use it all, as this will make the risotto too runny.
  • Test the rice for doneness by tasting it; it should be "al dente" (soft but still firm to the tooth) and the risotto should be creamy at this stage.
  • When the rice is cooked remove the pot from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese and the remaining 2 tbsp of butter.
  • Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary.


Sodium: 676mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 94mg | Cholesterol: 57mg | Calories: 775kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Fat: 30g | Protein: 21g | Carbohydrates: 98g