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Mushroom risotto

Recipe Information

Servings 5
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 45 Minutes
Total Time 55 Minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Main Ingredient Arborio Rice
Category Rice & Grains
Meal Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Cook Method Boiling; Saut�ing
Diet Heart Healthy; Low Calorie; Low Cholesterol; Low Fat; Low Sodium


  • 2 cups and 1/4 cup low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth 

  • 1/4 cup dried mushrooms, such as Chinese tree ear, shiitake, porcini or morels

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 

  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3/4 cup arborio rice, uncooked

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine 

  • 1/4 cup Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated



  • In a saucepan, bring the broth and mushrooms to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the mushrooms soften. Remove the mushrooms; chop, and reserve for later. Keep the broth on low heat.

  • Saut� the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes or until tender. Add the rice and saut� 1 minute. Stir the wine into the rice mixture and simmer until the wine is absorbed.

  • Add the mushroom broth (1/2 cup at a time) while maintaining a simmer. The rice will absorb the broth mixture slowly and it is important to stir often.

  • When the rice has absorbed most of the broth (25 minutes) add the mushrooms and heat through. Continue to add the remaining broth slowly, stirring often. The rice will become creamy and the grains will be slightly firm in the center.

  • Serve immediately with cheese.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Total calories: 160 cal

  • Calories from fat: 42 cal

  • Total fat: 5g

  • Saturated fat: 1g

  • Cholesterol: 3mg

  • Sodium: 104mg

  • Carbohydrate: 25g

  • Dietary fiber: 1g

  • Sugars: 3g

  • Protein: 5g