Mmmmm Ultimate Mushroom Risotto

Mmmmm Ultimate Mushroom Risotto

Indulge in the creamy, comforting goodness of Mmmmm Ultimate Mushroom Risotto. This classic Italian dish combines tender, flavorful mushrooms with creamy Arborio rice, creating a symphony of taste and texture that’s perfect for any special occasion or a cozy night in.

– 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
– 1 lb mixed mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, and button), sliced
– 1 small onion, finely chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
– 1 cup dry white wine
– 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
– 1/4 cup heavy cream
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons butter
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


1. Prepare the broth:
– In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a simmer over low heat. Keep it warm throughout the cooking process.

2. Sauté the mushrooms:
– In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté until they are golden brown and their liquid has evaporated, about 8-10 minutes. Remove the mushrooms from the skillet and set aside.

3. Cook the aromatics:
– In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the chopped onion and cook until it becomes translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute.

4. Toast the rice:
– Add the Arborio rice to the skillet and stir to coat the grains with the butter and oil. Toast the rice for about 2 minutes, until the edges become translucent but the center remains opaque.

5. Deglaze with wine:
– Pour in the white wine and stir continuously until it is fully absorbed by the rice.

6. Add the broth:
– Begin adding the warm broth to the rice, one ladleful (about 1/2 cup) at a time. Stir constantly and wait until most of the liquid is absorbed before adding the next ladleful. Continue this process until the rice is creamy and tender, but still has a slight bite (al dente), about 18-20 minutes.

7. Finish the risotto:
– Stir in the sautéed mushrooms, grated Parmesan cheese, and heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

8. Serve:
– Remove the risotto from the heat and let it rest for a minute. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve immediately, savoring every spoonful of this delightful dish.

Enjoy the Mmmmm Ultimate Mushroom Risotto with a glass of your favorite white wine for the perfect dining experience!