Mushroom Risotto

This Mushroom Risotto is that kind of dish that is perfect for those days when you need something quick, flavorful, and easy to prepare that can be served immediately as it’s done.

The most important thing when making risotto is to have every ingredient prepared before starting to cook as the risotto involves constantly stirring.

The risotto requires adding ladlefuls of stock to the uncooked rice, gradually,  until all stock is well absorbed. This way the starch is released and results in a creamy comforting dish. For a more intense flavor, you can include the water in which you soaked the porcini mushrooms.

How to make this mushroom risotto

Begin with soaking the porcini mushrooms in hot water for 10 minutes, then drain them thoroughly and roughly chop. Set aside.

In a saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook the onion and garlic until they become soft, which takes about 5 minutes.

Introduce the sliced champignon mushrooms, onto the pan and continue cooking for an additional 4-5 minutes until they also become softened.

Incorporate the rice and sauté for an additional 2 minutes, ensuring constant stirring. Pour in the white wine and let it evaporate while continuing to stir.

Gradually add ladles of vegetable stock, stirring until the liquid is well absorbed. Repeat this process until the rice reaches a creamy and tender consistency.

Now, add the soaked porcini mushrooms, butter, Parmesan, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir the mixture until the butter is completely melted.

To serve, dish out the risotto immediately and top it with grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy your flavorful and creamy mushroom risotto.

This Mushroom Risotto is worth all the effort so I hope you will give it a try. If you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Would love to see how it turns out for you.

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Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

5 from 1 vote
Mushroom risotto is that kind of dish that is perfect for those days when you need something quick, flavorful, easy to prepare that can be served immediately as it's done.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/3 cup dried porcini mushrooms
  • 4 or 5 (about 250 g) mushrooms , sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves , chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup (about 300 g) arborio rice
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 4 or 5 (about 1.2 liter) hot vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley , chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese , grated
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Soak the porcini mushrooms in hot water for 10 minutes and drain well. Chop roughly and set aside.
  • In a sauce pan heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic for about 5 minutes until soft.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes until softened.
  • Add rice and saute for another 2 minutes stirring constantly. Add the white wine and allow to evaporate while stirring.
  • Add a ladle of vegetables stock , stir until the liquid is well absorbed. Continue adding the stock gradually until the liquid is well absorbed and the rice is creamy and tender.
  • Add the porcini mushrooms, butter, Parmesan, parsley salt and pepper. Stir until butter is completely melted.
  • Serve immediately with grated Parmesan cheese on top.


Serving: 1gCalories: 487kcalCarbohydrates: 65.6gProtein: 11.4gFat: 16.1gSaturated Fat: 6.5gCholesterol: 24mgSugar: 3.6g
Calories: 487kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian risotto, mushroom rice recipe, mushroom risotto, mushroom risotto recipe, risotto recipe

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  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook Author says:

    Mushrooms are really amazing. Porcini murshrooms are one of my favorites. It has so much flavor despite the simple look! This risotto must be very, very delicious… <3

  2. Gintare @Gourmantine Author says:

    I love a good mushroom risotto, this is surely a pretty one!

  3. Rosa Author says:

    A beautiful risotto! Great flavors and perfect texture.



  4. Cristina Author says:

    I love your recipes. Greeting from Romania 🙂

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Ma bucur ca iti plac:) Sper sa incerci cat mai multe si sa te bucuri de ele 🙂

  5. Elle Author says:

    Hi! I am just wondering if adding the white wine is absolutely necessary as I don’t have any white wine at home currently and a liquor store is quite far.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      well.. it is not really necessary.. you can do it without and still be delicious.. but you know wine does bring a special flavor to it..

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