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A Delicious Mushroom Risotto Recipe


A bowl of risotto with mushrooms and parsley.


Nothing beats a warm plate of mushroom risotto to bring folks together. It’s full of yumminess and nutrition! This recipe is perfect for special occasions or weeknight dinners. Let’s start! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

A Delicious Mushroom Risotto Recipe
A Delicious Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Benefits of a mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto – a scrumptious, effortless dish with many benefits. This traditional Italian meal is a great choice for lunch, dinner or even as a side. Mushrooms are a great source of B vitamins, iron and selenium, giving you all the nutrients you need. Plus, they’re low in calories so you don’t have to worry about piling on the pounds.

It’s not just nutritious, it’s delicious too! Mushrooms offer a unique earthy flavour, paired with creamy white wine sauce, and Parmesan cheese. The creamy and cheesy texture will make your mouth water. Plus, adding herbs like thyme or rosemary will take the taste to the next level.

There are plenty of options to choose from – you can switch white wine for chicken or veg broth; add sautéed garlic to the mushrooms; there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. Mushroom risotto – a delectable and nutritious meal!


Ready for a yummy mushroom risotto? Grab these ingredients:

  • 1 onion
  • 200g chestnut mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 litre veg stock
  • 1 glass white wine
  • 350g risotto rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 25g butter
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan
  • A pinch of nutmeg

Now you’re ready to go!

Main ingredients

Mushroom risotto is a delectable Italian dish. It contains mushrooms, rice, and savory ingredients cooked in broth until creamy. It is great as an entrée or for accompanying proteins like chicken or fish.

To make it, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 ½ cups chicken or vegetable broth (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (plus more for serving)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Crave a delicious Italian dish? Mushroom risotto is your answer! The ingredients? Arborio rice, white mushrooms, olive oil, garlic, broth (divided), butter, Parmesan cheese, salt and ground black pepper. Cooked together in broth until creamy, it’s ideal as an entrée or side to proteins like chicken or fish. Yum!

Optional ingredients

This mushroom risotto is ideal for a chilly night. The basic recipe features garlic, onions, Arborio rice, mushrooms, stock and Parmesan cheese. For an extraordinary dish, try these additions:

  • A squeeze of lemon juice for a tangy complement to the cheese.
  • White wine for a touch of sweetness.
  • Sprinkle with parsley or thyme for an extra depth of flavor.
  • Butter and/or olive oil add richness and taste.
  • Mix in peas, spinach, or artichoke hearts for a one-dish meal.
  • Walnuts or pine nuts for crunch and texture.
  • Toss in shrimp or diced chicken for extra protein.


Mushroom risotto? Not so scary! Grab the ingredients, chop ’em up. Heat some oil in a large pan. Then, add the risotto ingredients. You’re ready to go!

Chopping and prepping ingredients

Before beginning, get all ingredients prepared. Chop onions and garlic finely and set aside. Slice mushrooms into thin strips for even pieces once cooked. Get stock ready; best types are light vegetable or chicken, to bring out flavor without overpowering. Once done, proceed with risotto.

Cooking the risotto

Start cooking the risotto by heating 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil in a big pan or saucepan. Throw in 1 small onion or half a large one, diced. Cook till softened. Then add 250g of sliced mushrooms and stir for 4-5 minutes, until golden. Add a pinch of salt & pepper.

Next, throw in 2 garlic cloves, minced or grated. Stir for one minute, then add 1 cup (200g) Arborio rice. Toast the rice and veges for two minutes. Pour in ½ cup (125ml) white wine to deglaze the pan, reduce heat to medium-low.

Constantly stir in hot chicken stock in ½ cup measures. Wait till it is absorbed by the rice before adding more. This process takes around 20 minutes total. Once all the stock is absorbed, mix in 2 tbsp cream cheese and 1 tbsp each of butter and olive oil. Sprinkle with some freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve!

Serving Suggestions

Mushroom risotto: an Italian classic! Serve it as a side or make it the main event. It’s easy to cook and fancy enough for a dinner party. To make the most of this delicious dish, consider accompaniments.

Here are some ideas to boost the flavor and presentation of your mushroom risotto:

Accompanying dishes

Mushroom risotto is a great dish for fancy dinners or special occasions. Here are some delicious appetizers and side dishes that will make it even tastier:


  • Pumpkin fritters are a great start. For extra flavor, serve them with black peppered goat cheese or ricotta.
  • Or, try a goat cheese tart – sweet and smoky.

Accompanying Dishes:

  • Roasted asparagus with smoked parmesan makes a light meal.
  • For something heartier, try roasted broccoli with garlic and hazelnuts.
  • Baked polenta slices offer great texture contrast.
  • Fish lovers should try pan-seared salmon. Add some spinach or kale for vitamins.
  • A salad of fresh greens with feta cheese, walnuts and vinaigrette dressing is a nice side.


Finished your mushroom risotto? Now it’s time for the garnish. It could be the difference between delicious and exquisite. Add texture, crunch and visual appeal. A few ingredients can transform the risotto. Here are some ideas:

  • Chives, thyme, oregano, basil or parsley for aroma.
  • Sliced mushrooms for extra flavor and texture.
  • Toasted pine nuts for a buttery crunch.
  • Shaved Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese for tang.
  • Crispy fried shallot strands for flavor and texture.

Get creative!

A Delicious Mushroom Risotto Recipe
A Delicious Mushroom Risotto Recipe


Our yummy mushroom risotto is cooked! We wish that you had a good time preparing the scrumptious recipe. We hope it tastes excellent! We also hope that you learnt something new about this Italian classic. Let’s now finish the recipe and discuss the result. Enjoy your meal with family and friends!

Tips for a successful risotto

Creating a perfect risotto dish is an art. Home cooks love to try and master it. Here’s how to make your own delicious mushroom risotto:

  • Start with the right mushroom. Porcini mushrooms are great because they have that earthy flavor. Sauté them over medium heat until the edges become caramelized. Taste and season before adding the other ingredients.
  • Measure the stock and add it a little at a time. Keep stirring constantly. Cook slowly for a better texture and flavor. When done, it should be soft but still slightly al dente or just firm in the center.
  • Add Parmesan cheese and a knob of butter at the end. For something extra special, add bacon bits or herbs like thyme or parsley leaves when serving. Enjoy your homemade mushroom risotto!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What kind of mushrooms are best for Mushroom Risotto?

A: Porcini mushrooms are the most popular choice when making Mushroom Risotto, but you can also use other varieties like shiitake, morel, or crimini mushrooms.

Q: Is Mushroom Risotto hard to make?

A: No! Mushroom Risotto is actually a very simple dish to make. All you need is arborio rice, mushrooms, butter, garlic, onion, broth, and Parmesan cheese.

Q: What kind of broth is best for Mushroom Risotto?

A: Chicken, beef, or vegetable broth all work well in Mushroom Risotto. You can also use white wine instead of broth for a richer flavor.

Penelope Rossi
Penelope Rossi

Hello! I'm Penny, a creative recipe developer and food stylist with a love for vegetarian and plant-based cuisine. When not gardening or hiking, you can find me in the kitchen, transforming classic dishes into healthier, veggie-packed versions. Let's embark on a delectable journey of colorful, plant-based delights together!