Easy mushroom risotto

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How to make mushroom risotto
How to make mushroom risotto
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Using our easy mushroom risotto recipe this dish will quickly become a mid-week family staple in no time. Risotto is much easier to make than you might think and doesn't have to use a lot of ingredients. All you need is the correct rice and a bit of patience! Risotto recipes are perfect for a filling winter warmer or as a side portion with a summer salad and plenty of fresh vegetables.


  • 1tspn vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and chopped
  • 300g risotto rice
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced
  • 900ml (1 1Ž2 pints) hot vegetable stock
  • 75g frozen peas, thawed
  • Ground black pepper

Look out for proper risotto rice at the supermarket to give a good texture - arborio or Carnaroli rice are the best types. You can sprinkle each serving with 1tbsp of finely grated Parmesan or Cheddar cheese.


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large frying pan or saucepan and cook the spring onions over a medium-high heat for a few seconds. Add the rice and cook over a low heat for about 1 min, stirring all the time until the rice looks glossy but not brown.
  2. Add the garlic and mushrooms, then pour in about half the hot stock and stir well. Cook over a medium heat for 20-25 mins, stirring often and gradually and adding the remaining stock a little at a time until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.
  3. Check that the rice is tender. It should have a nice creamy texture. If it needs cooking for a bit longer, add a little more hot water.
  4. Add the peas, stirring gently to mix them in. Check the seasoning, adding some pepper if needed. Serve.

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Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 307(kcal)
  • Fat 2.0g
  • Saturates 0.2g
  • Sugars 1.0g
  • Salt 0.7g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Absolutely crap recipe. Yes it's very easy to make but there was no flavour at all! If I was blind folded and ate this I would never be able to guess there was mushroom in it. Just takes like veggie stock and risotto rice. Yuk.


I added some chicken and the whole family loved it. Such an easy recipe, it will most certainly be a family favourite.


Very easy to make and tastes delicious :)


So delicious! I added too much vegetable stock but it still came out wonderfully. new favorite dish!


Yummy, easy to make and even my toddler likes it.


So easy to make and not a grain of rice left on the plates.

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