Mushroom Risotto

I have been yearning to make risotto for such a long time..Courtesy to Tyler Florence and master chef series
You see the Arborio rice is 22 dollar per kilo hereL Isn’t that a crazy price for rice?
I would rather go out and eat Creamy risotto somewhere in Robertson Quay than pay such a hefty price for rice!!

Anyways back to today’s headlines, after having a scrumptious Thai lunch @ Bangkok Jam, we went to the movie Adventures of Tin tin
Half way through the movie there was some technical issue and movie was paused for 3 minutes or less than that
And guess what, all of us were given a movie /pop corn vouchers as a compensation for that 3 minutes!! Yeyy..I love GV CinemasJ
The lucky charm continued and I managed to get a pack of Carnaroli rice from Cold storage for a reasonable price!
I grabbed some mushrooms, parmesan and a bottle of wine too and rushed home..
And here is the Creamy mushroom risotto without any cream though!

Mushroom Risotto
3/4 Cup rice
3/4 Cup of flavorful mushrooms of your choice cleaned and diced
3 cups of vegetable stock
1 Onion diced
1 Garlic chopped
1 tspn of dried rosemary leaves or flavorings of your choice
3-4 tablespoon of parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Olive oil
Bring stock to boil, reduce the flame let it simmer in the sauce pan
In a pan, heat the olive oil sauté the onion, garlic and rosemary for 3-4 minutes
Add the rice and sauté for 2-3 minutes
Add the mushrooms and continue to sauté for another couple of minutes
Add the stock 1/2 cup at a time and stir lightly. You have to keep stirring lightly. As George Calombaris says agitating is very crucialJ
Once the stock is completely absorbed, add another half cup of stock and continue to stir.
Keep adding ½ cup stock at a time and stir until the rice is cooked and slightly chewy.It might take 15-20 min
You can add the parmesan cheese towards the end and stir well.
Add salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Yum,Yumm,Yummmy Mushroom Risotto.Superb recipe.Luv it

  2. Yumm and superb recipe Dear. Wonderfully done.Luv it.

  3. looks yummy n so delicious dear, great recipe..

  4. Very healthy and delicious looking mushroom preparation. Looks awesome.

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  5. Looks good. New to me. But will not say no to it especially if it goes with the delicious drink next to it. Is it red wine?

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  6. So healthy and wonderful risotto !!

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  7. Beautiful clicks,specially onions looks translucent and cheese melts so nice yummy yummy recipe!!

  8. Looks delicious and nice pictutes

  9. Risotto should NEVER have any type of cream in it. Ever. You get the creamy texture from the stirring at the end.

  10. That looks very yum with mushrooms and rice, this risotto is surely great on tastebuds!

  11. Thank you all
    @ Archana- No, its not wine. I had to take the photo before the day light goes off..much before the wine bottle was opened..So its just a berry juice:-) We had it with wine later and tasted great!!
    @Jesica..Yap..No cream:-) Got the creamy texture from starch from rice and the parmesan.
    @Anonymous : Roger that.And there is no cream in my Risotto:-)

  12. Flavourful risotto, inviting..

  13. Perfect texture yun got ~ love it!

  14. wow..never had it before..did u use any special kind of rice for it? looks like the rice we have in kerala...

  15. This was soooo good! I made this Friday night when I found your recipe and wanted to report back. It was delicious and everyone loved it right down to my pickiest eater. This is definitely a keeper!

  16. Your pictures are very yummy. How long have you been cooking this kinda stuff? I'm fond of eating mushrooms too.

  17. Thank you all
    @Suhaina- Yes, I used Carnaroli rice, picked from Cold Storage.
    @ Mia- I am soo delighted!! Glad to know that your family enjoyed the dinner
    @ Mack - This is my first Risotto try:-)And I love mushrooms too..Love to mix different varieties together



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