Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Are you tired of the same old weeknight meals and looking to spice up your dinner routine? Look no further than this creamy mushroom risotto recipe! This dish is the perfect combination of comfort and sophistication, making it ideal for a cozy night in or a special occasion. In this post, we will walk you through the steps to create this delicious dish, from sautéing the mushrooms to adding the perfect amount of broth to achieve that creamy texture. So grab your apron and get ready to impress your taste buds with this delectable mushroom risotto!


  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Heat the chicken or vegetable broth in a saucepan and keep it warm over low heat.
  2. In a separate large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions and garlic to the skillet and sauté until they are soft and translucent.
  4. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they are browned and tender.
  5. Stir in the Arborio rice and cook for 1-2 minutes until the rice is lightly toasted.
  6. Pour in the white wine and cook until it is absorbed by the rice.
  7. Begin adding the warm broth to the skillet, one ladleful at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each ladleful to be absorbed before adding the next.
  8. Continue this process until the rice is creamy and cooked to al dente, about 18-20 minutes.
  9. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Remove the skillet from heat and let it sit for a few minutes before serving.
  11. Garnish with fresh parsley and additional Parmesan cheese if desired.


  • Use a good quality broth for the best flavor in your risotto.
  • Feel free to add in other ingredients like cooked chicken, peas, or sun-dried tomatoes for a different twist on this classic dish.
  • Make sure to stir the risotto constantly to help release the starches in the rice and create a creamy texture.
  • Leftover risotto can be transformed into arancini (fried risotto balls) for a delicious snack or appetizer.