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Check out this recipe for a great Mushroom Risotto

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto


  • 6 cups chicken broth, or as needed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium shallots, diced
  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Warm broth in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Meanwhile, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add portobello and white mushrooms; cook and stir until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms and their liquid to a bowl; set aside.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the saucepan. Stir in shallots and cook for 1 minute. Add rice; cook and stir until rice is coated with oil and pale, golden in color, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in wine, stirring constantly until wine is fully absorbed. Add 1/2 cup warm broth to the rice, and stir until the broth is absorbed.
  • Continue adding broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, yet firm to the bite, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in reserved mushrooms and their liquid, butter, chives, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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