Easy Mushroom Risotto Recipe for a Tasty Vegetarian Dinner

Jill Holtz

October 20, 2021

Mushroom risotto recipe

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Are you looking for a tasty vegetarian dinner? This easy mushroom risotto recipe is makes a really quick mid-week meal, hugely popular with children and adults alike.

Many people think risotto is extremely difficult to make and it really isn’t. The trick is to have your stock hot and to ensure each ladle of stock is fully absorbed before adding the next one or else you’ll end up with rice pudding!

Easy Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Serves 4


  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • A thick slice of butter
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 4 large field mushrooms finely chopped or 4-5 button mushrooms per person
  • 500g Arborio rice
  • 1 litre of vegetable or mushroom stock
  • 200g crème fraiche
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp grated Parmesan

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  1. Heat your stock in a separate saucepan, keep to a simmer. You could use chicken stock if you are not cooking as a vegetarian meal.
  2. In a large pan, gently sauté the onion and mushrooms in the butter over a medium heat. Don’t allow the onion to colour.
  3. When the onion is transparent add the rice and stir gently to coat the rice in the butter.
  4. Add white wine and thyme.
  5. Reduce the white wine by half, then add the first ladle of stock.
  6. Stir until the rice has absorbed the liquid then add the next ladle.  Have patience with this stage as it is crucial to the success of the risotto.
  7. Once all the liquid has been added and absorbed, stir in the crème fraiche and parsley and leave for five minutes.
  8. Season to taste and stir through the grated Parmesan before serving.

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