This creamy mushroom risotto is achieved only if you do it the original way – where you add water bit by bit and reduce till ready based on your taste.


  1. 200-300 gr of fresh mushrooms (but here feel free to add more if you like mushrooms)
  2. 1 onion (would recommend red onions here, but whatever you got works usually)
  3. a bit of garlic
  4. butter and olive oil
  5. a bit of stock
  6. rice
  7. Some pecorino to finalize

Creamy mushroom risotto recipe:

  1. Finely chop the onions and the garlic
  2. In a hot pan, on medium heat add a bit of olive oil. and throw in the chopped onions and garlic
  3. Let them sweat a bit till translucent
  4. Throw in the chopped mushrooms and cook them until the water that they retain, evaporates.
  5. Add salt and pepper and taste it to make sure that it is properly salty.
  6. Throw in a bit of butter as the mixture will stick with the rice better – now this is optional
  7. Add the rice in the mixture and mix it up. We want the whole thing to be fully integrated with the rice
  8. In medium heat, start adding the water or chicken stock bit by bit. I usually go for 1 part water, 1 part stock and 1 part rice. If you do not have stock, no worries – you just need to add a bit more seasoning.
  9. So this is how you do it. Add the liquid bit by bit and evaporate. Now I was using risotto rice – which is the more rounder looking rice so depending on what you have – the time will vary. As you will mix it constantly, give it a try every once in a while – once the rice is soft, it’s done. That’s the reason why we do not add all the liquid so that we control how liquid the risotto will be
  10. Remove from the heat and add a bit of shredded pecorino – this thing does wonders.
  11. And it is ready.

Want more risotto recipes? Check these risotto recipes or my instagram.


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