Mushroom Risotto – A Must Try Authentic Italian Dish

July 16, 2015 easy mushroom risotto recipe @TheRoyaleIndia 990 0 0

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Risotto, as the name suggests, is an Italian dish that involves slow cooking of rice with wine and stock (derived from vegetables, meat or fish) to a creamy consistency. The rice varieties like Arborio, Carnaroli, and Vialone Nano are ideal for such dishes as their shorter and thicker grains have high starch content which yield creamy texture upon cooking.

This dish requires about half an hour of careful stirring of risotto rice cooked with stock. Half a cup of stock will be added every couple of minutes. Also keep checking the rice as it should be slightly al dente i.e. firm to bite but not hard in the centre. It requires good patience but, I can assure you that it is so worth the efforts, that within a few days you will definitely prepare the dish again. It complements chicken dishes and grilled meats really well.

Mushroom Risotto

Serves: 8

Preparation Time: 45 Minutes


Arborio Rice @TheRoyaleIndia


  • 250 gm (10 oz) Arborio rice

  • 300 ml (10 fl oz) vegetable stock

For the mushroom sauce

  • 125 gm (5 oz) button mushrooms

  • 25 gm (1 oz) chanterelle mushrooms

  • 25 gm (1 oz) shitake mushrooms

  • 25 gm (1 oz) morels

  • 25 gm (1 oz) oyster mushrooms

  • 40 gm (1.6 oz) onions

  • ½ teaspoon garlic

  • 125 ml (4 fl oz) Port wine

  • 125 ml (4 fl oz) Madeira wine

  • 250 ml (8 fl oz) double cream

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • Salt to taste

For the risotto

  • 250 gm (10 oz) Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 360 ml (12 fl oz) champagne

  • 25 gm (1 oz) chives, chopped

  • 250 gm (8 fl oz) whipped cream


1. Wash all mushrooms well in water


  • 2. Slice them


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3. Heat oil, sauté onions till they become transparent. Add sliced mushrooms and cook till water in the mushroom dries up.

Mushroom Cooked In Wine @TheRoyaleIndia


4. Add Port wine and Madiera wine. When the mixture reduces, add double cream and cook till it is further reduced.

5. Cook Arborio rice with vegetable stock till rice is done. Ensure rice is not overcooked.

Cook Risotto Rice Mushroom Sauce @TheRoyaleIndia


6. Combine rice with mushroom sauce

7. Add grated Parmesan cheese and whipped cream. Add salt to taste.

Grated Parmesan Cheese Risotto Rice @TheRoyaleIndia


8. Finish with champagne. Serve hot, garnished with chopped chives.

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