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Creamy Mushroom Risotto

creamy mushroom risotto
  • (4 cups) fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • (1 Tbsp.) butter
  • (1/2 cup) onion, finely chopped
  • (1 1/2 tsp.) garlic, minced and divided
  • (1 cup) Arborio rice, uncooked
  • (1/2 cup) dry white wine
  • (1 Tbsp.) extra-virgin olive oil
  • (4 cups) shiitake mushroom caps, thinly sliced
  • (2 tsp.) fresh thyme, chopped and divided
  • (3/4 cup) frozen green peas
  • (6 Tbsp.) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  • (1/4 tsp.) freshly ground black pepper

Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Arborio rice cooked in wine and chicken broth until tender then combined with mushrooms, peas and Parmesan cheese.

Preparation Time
About 10 minutes
Cook Time
About 45 minutes


  1. 1Place a medium saucepan and large skillet over medium heat. Add broth to saucepan, bring to a simmer. Once broth is simmering, reduce heat to low and keep warm.

  2. 2Add butter to skillet, melt. Add onion, cook 2 minutes, stirring. Add 1 tsp. garlic, stir another 30 seconds. Add rice, cook another minute, stirring. Add wine, continue to stir another 2 minutes.

  3. 3Add 1/2 cup broth, stir another 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of broth at a time, stirring, until all of broth is added and combined which should take about 20 minutes.

  4. 4Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. When hot, add mushrooms and saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add rest of garlic and 1 tsp. thyme, cook another minute. Remove from heat.

  5. 5Add mushrooms, rest of thyme, peas, 1/2 cup cheese and pepper to risotto, stir to combine and cook 3 minutes. Top each portion with 1 1/2 tsp. of Parmesan cheese, serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of dish

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 324
  • Total Fat 10 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 48 g
  • Protein 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol 14 mg
  • Sodium 710 mg
  • Fiber 4.5 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Entrées with Poultry

Recipe Ethnicity: Italian

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.