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My Mushroom Risotto

My Mushroom Risotto
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My Mushroom Risotto is simple to follow and so full of flavour. The flavour of the dried mushrooms in both the stock and the actual risotto takes it to a higher level. I have served this as a small portion for a starter or a larger portion as a main dish. This is a lovely vegetarian dish which even pure meat eaters will love. The porcini mushroom give a meaty aroma.

My Mushroom Risotto

My Mushroom Risotto

A lovely recipe that produces a delicious meal every time.
4.87 from 44 votes
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Course: Main Dish, Starter
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Mushroom, Rice, Risotto, Stock, Vegetables, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 1244kcal



Making the Stock

  • In a saucepan, use your homemade chicken stock or make it per the cube instructions.
  • Add the dried mushrooms, 2cloves of garlic and a sprig of thyme and stir well.
  • Place the pan over a low heat and bring to a simmer.
  • keep simmering until needed. The mushrooms will absorb some of the stock.

Making the Risotto

  • Melt 125g of the butter in a saucepan but not browned.
  • Immediately add the chopped onion, garlic and the remaining sprigs of thyme.
  • Gently move the ingredients around the pan until the onions have soften in the butter.
  • Once the onions are translucent, add the sliced button mushrooms.
  • Cook over a gentle heat until the mushrooms.
  • When the mushrooms are browned, add the rice.
  • Stir the rice into the mixture until thoroughly mixed.
  • Using a slotted spoon to remove the garlic and sprig of thyme from the chicken stock.
  • Using a ladle add the stock to the rice little at a time and continue to stir.
  • Continue to cook the risotto for around 10 -15 minutes. The rice should be slightly al dente.
  • Add the wild mushrooms and dried mushrooms from the stock into the risotto mix.
  • Finally add the remaining butter and the grated parmesan cheese.
  • Taste and add more if needed.


Sodium: 432mg | Calcium: 356mg | Vitamin C: 13mg | Vitamin A: 1796IU | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 17g | Potassium: 2161mg | Cholesterol: 151mg | Calories: 1244kcal | Trans Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Fat: 59g | Protein: 29g | Carbohydrates: 166g | Iron: 7mg