How to Make Mushroom Risotto at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Some recipes are really great in taste and take almost no time to cook completely. Making dishes that have few ingredients and takes no effort are the best ones. But there are some recipes in which you have to keep instigating and look whether they are ready or not. You need to stand in the kitchen and observe the whole cooking process. But in the end, you will find that those recipes are really delicious and you find it worth investing all your time in them. So, what is this dish that I am talking about? Let’s find out.

The dish I am talking about is Italian cuisine and has an unmatchable taste when it comes to the authenticity of Italian dishes. This recipe that I am talking about is called mushroom risotto and is a mouthwatering dish that has a delicious taste and some healthy ingredients that end up giving exciting flavors. 

The slow-cooked mushroom risotto is a creamy dish that has some unique flavors and fresh ingredients that makes it suitable for everyone. It’s healthy and has all the necessary nutrients along with the goodness of mushrooms. Mushrooms have a great health quotient and are known for their various medicinal properties. They contain riboflavin that is known for its properties of keeping your heart healthy and fit.

So, are you guys ready to witness this exciting recipe that is the best alternative for your dinner tonight? Many of you will show interest and I know after making this recipe, you all will be cherished and happy for this decision of yours. Now, let’s know how to make this creamy mushroom risotto at home.

Ingredients for Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients Quantity
Chicken or vegetable broth 8 cup
Olive Oil 1 tsp.
Onion 1 pc.
Butter 2 tsp.
Garlic 2 cloves 
Button Mushrooms 1 lb.
Bay Leaf 1 pc.
Thyme 4 sprigs
Kosher Salt A pinch
Arborio Rice 2 cup
White Wine ½ cup
Freshly Grated Parmesan 1 cup
Frozen Peas ¾ cup
Fresh Parsley 2 tsp.

These were the ingredients that you will need to make this vegetarian mushroom risotto at home. Grab the ones that you don’t have at home from the nearest grocery shop and run straight into your kitchen.

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
15 Minutes 45 Minutes 1 Hour

This recipe will not take that much longer. Just an hour and it’s done. The only hard part is that you will have to keep checking whether the rice and mushrooms are done or not and have to stir it most of the time.

Let’s see how to actually make this mushroom risotto and know what you need to do in order to have this mouth-watering and gratifying meal ready at your home.

Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Mushroom Risotto Recipe
  1. Take a medium saucepan and keep it over medium heat, add chicken broth to it and simmer it. Turn the heat to low.
  2. Now in a large pot or dutch oven, add some oil and heat it. Add onions to it and cook them for about 5 minutes until they turn translucent in color. 
  3. Add some butter, along with the garlic, mushrooms, bay leaf and thyme. Cook it until the mushrooms are soft and turn golden brown in color. Season with some salt and pepper and take the pot off from the heat.
  4. With the reserved butter, add it to the pot and along with it add arborio rice and stir it constantly. Keep stirring and cooking until you feel the rice grains are coated properly. You have to cook it until the wine gets completely absorbed.
  5. With a spatula or ladle, add some broth to the pot and stir it and wait until the whole liquid is absorbed by the rice. Check if the rice has cooked properly or not and add more broth if you need it.
  6. Add those mushrooms back to the rice and garnish with parmesan cheese, peas and some parsley. Serve it hot.

And here you go. Your mushroom risotto is ready and can now be served to either your friends, relatives, guests, or even your family. This is the best dish that can be enjoyed by everyone at any given point in time.

Nutritional Breakdown of Mushroom Risotto

Nutrition is an important factor and we know it matters a lot for all of us. The details of this recipe are provided in the table below.

Calories 430.6
Protein 11.3 gm.
Sugars 4.4 gm.
Fat 16.6 gm.
Cholesterol 29.3 mg.
Fiber 2.7 gm.

How to Make Mushroom Risotto at Home | Video

The video is down below that you can watch to know about this recipe in detail. It will help you to make it easier and without any trouble.

Video By: Tasty

So what do you think about this recipe? Do try this recipe at home and if you know something more exciting about this recipe and I will love to add it. Do share this recipe with your friends and let us know their reviews and experiences as well, in the comments section below. Till then take care and happy cooking!

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