Mushroom Risotto

Risotto is a creamy Italian rice dish usually made with Arborio rice. It can be a little time consuming but it’s worth it. This is a dish that will impress guests. I used Baby Bella mushrooms, but you can use crimini, portobello, porcini or a combination of all three.

Mushroom RisottoGina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 6 • Size: 1 cup • Time: 30 minutes • Calories: 278 • Points Plus: 7 pts


  • 2 cups Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp butter
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 8 cups fat free chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley


Heat chicken stock in a small pot and keep on low heat.

In a medium size heavy sauce pan, saute garlic in 1 tsp olive oil. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of the chicken stock and let the mushrooms cook about 4 minutes. Set aside.

Add butter to the pan on set flame to medium-low heat. Add shallots, sauté about 1 minute. Add rice mixing well until well coated and translucent, about 2 minutes. Add wine, salt and pepper and mix well until it is absorbed into the rice. Ladle 1 cup stock into rice and mix until all stock is absorbed, add another ladle, and continue adding and stirring until all broth is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes. Add mushrooms, parmesan cheese and parsley, mix well and serve.