Mushroom Risotto

Risotto always makes me think of my sister – when she was at secondary school, she learnt how to make an amazing Risotto – with melon! It was so good that we kept requesting it for dinner!! Therefore I love risotto & I think I might have mentioned that we LOVE mushrooms too, so it was a no brainer to add some sautéed mushrooms and a dash of truffle oil to this risotto base – but really you can replace the mushrooms with anything, including melon! Let me know what you add to yours to make it your own!!


Risotto Base 


  • 1 ltr chicken stock
  • 1 small knob of butter & 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 4 celery sticks finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed
  • 400g aborio rice (risotto/sushi)
  • 2 full wine glasses of white wine
  • S&P
  • 1 knob of butter
  • 90g parmesan cheese – grated


  1. heat stock in a pan on its own.
  2. In another pan heat the olive oil & butter – add the vegetables and fry very slowly (for about 15mins) until soft but not brown.
  3. Add rice and turn up the heat.
  4. Keep stirring the rice until it becomes translucent.
  5. Add wine & stir until cooked into rice
  6. Add stock ONE LADLE at a time and turn heat to simmer – wait for each ladle full to absorb completely before adding the next.
  7. Add a pinch of salt
  8. Remove from the heat and add butter, parmesan & pepper
  9. Option – add sautéed mushrooms & a dash of truffle oil!
  10. Put a lid on the pan and let it stand for 2 minutes & serve!


April 29, 2016
May 1, 2016


1 Comment

  1. Chlo

    May 1, 2016

    Aww Nomes! Lovely!

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