Best Homemade Italian Mushroom Risotto

August 25, 2021

Have a plate full of mouth-watering Mushroom Risotto and get served with the best kind of Italian delicacy ever.

When it comes to Risotto then what we get in our mind is a creamy dish that is delightfully delicious. Risotto is one of the best Italian rice dishes but the preparation of it is very challenging. The best Mushroom Risotto takes a lot of effort but definitely, the reward is more than you spent. Its thick cream has made it reach many's lists of favorite dishes.

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Taste Score: %88
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 25 mins
Cooking 35 mins
Total 60 mins

Tips

  • Try to use Arborio rice to prepare Mushroom Risotto.
  • If you want more cream in your Risotto than the original one then you can add some cream to it. It will also make the Risotto appear quite white.
  • Try to add white wine to Risotto as it will enhance the flavor of the dish.
  • Try to add French onions or baby onions instead of normal onions as they are finer than the normal ones. These onions will easily dissolve and the food will have a better taste.
  • You can add vermouth or brandy as a substitute for white wine to your Mushroom Risotto, too.
  • You can make this recipe gluten-free. To make it that way, try to add homemade stock to the recipe or you can use some gluten-free packaged stock bought from the market, too.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat the stock in a saucepan and let it simmer.
  2. Heat a frying pan and melt the butter in it. Add the diced onions and mushrooms and keep on sauteing those in medium to high flame until a golden-brown color is achieved.
  3. Add the rice to it and keep on stirring. Mix all of them well.
  4. Then, add the white wine or brandy. And wait till it boils for around 4 minutes. The liquid will get reduced to half of its volume.
  5. Start adding stocks to it. Only add half a cup of stock to it at a time. Keep on stirring it constantly so that the rice does not stick to the ages of the pan. Continuous stirring will make the rice release the starch and give the preparation its creamy texture.
  6. Do not add any stock until the previously added quantity gets completely absorbed. The whole process will take around 20-25 minutes. In the end, the rice will be completely cooked.
  7. Add the grated parmesan cheese to it. Stir and mix well. Then add the salt according to the taste and also the grounded black pepper. Again mix well.
  8. Sprinkle the chopped parsley and serve it hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Mushroom Risotto
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories650
% Daily Value*
Protein 16 g32%
Total Fat 15 g19.2%
Cholesterol 75 mg25%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Mushroom Risotto?

Mushroom Risotto is a common Italian rice dish that has a creamy texture melting in your mouth. Risotto has a lot of varieties. You have to keep on adding broths to Risotto that can be collected from meat or fish or veggies. One can add onion, butter, sausages, cheese, and white wine to it. And a pinch of saffron to give an authentic touch to it.

Mushroom Risotto is a favorite dish in Italy, a rice-producing country. And it started its journey there in the 14th century. Risotto can be a good first course to your Italian dinner.

It is mainly used to be the first dish in Italy that is served before the main course but now Risotto can be found as the main course itself, too. Sometimes it can be seen to serve as a side dish in a small proportion. Risotto comes in a large variety and almost all of them are very much popular. It comes in the forms of Risotto alla Milanese, Risotto al Barolo, Risi e Bisi, Risotto al Nero di Seppia, Risotto ai Funghi, Risotto alla Zucca and Risotto alla Pilota.

What Rice Is Good For Risotto?

Being a rice dish, Risotto is prepared with rice but the type of rice is pretty different from the normal ones. Usually, the round sticky small-grained kinds of rice that produce more starch get used to preparing Risotto. The varieties named Baldo, Maratelli, Carnaroli, Arborio, Roma, Vialone Nano are the perfect rice type for Risotto.

How To Make This Recipe Vegan?

Use vegetables' stock instead of chicken or meat stock. Do not add cheese or cream to it. And thus, you can get a vegan Mushroom Risotto. Use some vegan butter in the place of butter while preparing it.

What To Serve With Mushroom Risotto?

There are so many other dishes. If you are serving Mushroom Risotto as a first course or side course then you can serve it with main courses like Pork Roast, Roasted Chicken, Garlic Prawns, Rib Roast, or Roasted Lamb. If you are serving the Risotto as the main course then side courses like various green salads or garlic bread can be served with it.

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