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.

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 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.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 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

Directions:

  1. Heat chicken stock in a small pot and keep on low heat.
  2. In a medium size heavy sauce pan, saute garlic in 1 tsp olive oil.
  3. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of the chicken stock and let the mushrooms cook about 4 minutes. Set aside.
  5. Add butter to the pan and set flame to medium-low heat. Add shallots, sauté about 1 minute.
  6. Add rice mixing well until well coated and translucent, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add wine, salt and pepper and mix well until it is absorbed into the rice.
  8. 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.
  9. Add mushrooms, parmesan cheese and parsley, mix well and serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points:
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 278
  • Total Fat: g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: mg
  • Carbohydrates: g
  • Fiber: g
  • Sugar: g
  • Protein: g