Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Are you looking for a delicious and comforting dish to impress your dinner guests? Look no further than this recipe for Porcini Mushroom Risotto. This creamy and flavorful dish is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party. In this blog post, we will explore the history and origins of risotto, discuss the key ingredients needed to make a perfect Porcini Mushroom Risotto, and provide a step-by-step guide to creating this delectable dish. So grab your apron and get ready to impress with this mouthwatering recipe!


  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Start by rehydrating the dried porcini mushrooms. Place them in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let them sit for about 20 minutes until they are soft. Once they are rehydrated, remove them from the water, chop them up, and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until they are soft and translucent.
  3. Add the arborio rice to the saucepan and toast it for a few minutes until it becomes slightly translucent around the edges.
  4. Pour in the white wine and stir until it is absorbed by the rice.
  5. Begin adding the chicken or vegetable broth, one ladleful at a time, stirring constantly and allowing each ladleful to be absorbed before adding the next. This process will take about 20-25 minutes.
  6. Once all the broth has been absorbed and the rice is creamy and tender, stir in the chopped porcini mushrooms and grated parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Remove the risotto from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. Serve the porcini mushroom risotto hot, garnished with some extra parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of fresh parsley.
  9. Enjoy your delicious homemade porcini mushroom risotto!