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Mushroom risotto recipe

Mushroom risotto recipe

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Tuck into a plate of nutty risotto filled with earthy button mushrooms, fresh parsley and sharp Parmesan cheese. It's simple to make and perfect as a midweek meal. See method

  • Serves 1
  • 20 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 635 calories / serving


  • 1 stock cube
  • ½ a small red onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 60g button mushrooms
  • 75g risotto rice
  • 50ml white wine
  • ½tbsp of butter
  • 1tsp parsley chopped
  • 15g fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  • 250ml boiling water
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    31g 44%
  • Saturates

    12g 60%
  • Sugars

    4g 4%
  • Salt

    6.5g 108%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 65.9g Protein 14.5g Fibre 1.7g


  1. Crumble the stock cube into the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Chop the fresh mushrooms into small pieces, and slice a couple of them vertically to use to garnish the dish.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan or deep frying pan over a moderate heat. Add the onions and garlic, and fry for 5 minutes until soft. Stir in the fresh mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and continue to cook for 6-8 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and soft.
  3. Add the rice into the pan and cook for 1 minute coating it in the juices and oil. Pour over the wine and let it simmer and reduce. Over a medium heat, pour in a quarter of the vegetable stock. Simmer the rice stirring often to avoid sticking until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.
  4. Add the same amount of stock again and continue to simmer and stir until the stock is absorbed. Repeat.
  5. Add the final quarter of stock and stir until absorbed. The rice should be soft and tender. Take care not to let the rice stick. If the rice is still undercooked add a little boiling water and simmer for a few more minutes.
  6. Add the butter and give it a good stir. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley before serving.

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