Mushroom risotto

I love pasta and risotto dishes. It's weird that I never posted anything about them. I just assume everyone knows how to make them. 
Here is one of my favourite versions of risotto. The delicate combination of mushrooms (strong and mild) and good parmesan gives this dish a whole new dimension. Simple, fragrant and comforting.

I sprinkled coriander instead of parsley, It turned wonderful

For 2 to 4 persons
Prep: 5 min – Cooking: 25 min
  • 200 grams risotto rice (such as Arborio or Egyptian rice)
  • 1 medium onion or 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • About 300 g of mushroom, mixed (button mushroom, oyster mushroom, chanterelle, porcini…), or a type of strongly fragrant mushroom
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Approximately 1l chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 inches or celery, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 good handful fresh thyme or parsley, leaves picked
  • 50g freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp of butter
  • about 2 tbsp of crème fraiche


Heat the stock.

In a separate pan, sauté shallots or onions in olive oil. Add garlic, celery, and diced mushrooms, fry slowly for about 5 minutes.  

When the vegetables looks cooked through, add rice and stir.  

Once the rice looks translucent, deglaze with the lemon juice and stir.

Add the first ladle of stock. Stir and let simmer on medium heat.

Once it’s almost dry, add the 2nd ladle of stock and sprinkle the salt. Stir and let simmer. Keep 
adding the liquid once the previous has been absorbed.. until the rice looks al dente.

Add the thyme or parsley (chopped). Sprinkle black pepper and parmesan. Add the cream and the butter. Stir.

The risotto will look somewhat gooey, creamy. Stir gently. Place a lid on the pan and allow to rest for 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with some shaved parmesan and some chopped parsley. Serve hot.

I sneaked a small Thai chili on the side..for me


  1. I still didn't try to make a risotto yet - I can't judge the flavour from the photos but it definitely seems you have the consistency down - it looks really yummy, and best of all - I'm totally with you on the addition of the coriander at the end! Nice :D

  2. Hi Charles,

    Risottos are fairly easy to make if you have the proper rice and if you stick around until they're done.

    Coriander has given it something trully unexpected but definitely went well with the rest of the ingredients..

  3. Your risotto looks very nice, nada! If you have the chance, try mushroom with three cereals (rise spelt and barley)!

  4. Hi Serena, thanks for your visit again..
    I love barley and I already use it to replace some rice-based dishes..I like the combination you are mentioning, that's new to me! It sounds good!

  5. Being here and peeping your recipes it s a pleasure for me!!! I put on my blog the traslation gadget but, you know, they never work properly .. btw, you can have a look ..

    I m sorry, if i only had more time, I would do the traslation by myself ..

    Have a nice day

  6. Oh Thanks Serena, don't worry, I can understand some Italian but of course the translators are also of great help...
    I just added myself to your list of followers. I'll go later and check it properly..It looks interesting indeed..

  7. Wow! That may be the most awesome thing I have ever seen. I love the grow your own mushrooms thing. And nothing like making some fresh mushroom risotto straight from your own mushroom garden, huh? Very nice. cubensis spore syringe


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