Best-ever mushroom risotto

    1 hour 5 min

    This super-delicious vegetarian rice dish may take a little time to make, but the results are worth it. It's creamy, hearty and packed full of flavour.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1.75L vegetable stock
    • 250ml white wine
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 60g butter
    • 1 leek, thinly sliced
    • 400g mushrooms, sliced
    • 500g Arborio (risotto) rice
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
    • pepper to taste
    • grated Parmesan cheese for serving
    • chopped fresh parsley for serving

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Bring the stock and wine to the boil in a large saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes, then turn down heat to a low simmer.
    2. In a large pot, heat the oil and butter. Saute leek and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until soft. Add mushrooms and saute for an additional 5 minutes.
    3. Stir in rice and cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 125ml simmering stock, stir continuously until completely absorbed. Continue adding 125ml stock and stirring until absorbed, until all of the stock is added.
    4. Cook for a further 20 minutes or until the stock is absorbed; stir continuously. Once stock is absorbed, mix in Parmesan cheese and parsley. Stir until melted and well combined.
    5. Garnish with parsley, Parmesan cheese and cracked pepper to taste.


    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Used chopped basil instead of parsley; lemon juice instead of wine...only because didn't have either ingredient in the fridge!  -  06 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Used different ingredients. Used a Sauv Blanc, a mix of Swiss Brown, shiitake, button and field mushrooms, added a dash of lemon juice at the end, and used continental parsley. So tasty!  -  07 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    But that's the whole point of risotto! Stirring to maximise the full potential of the rice!  -  13 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)