Never be intimated to make risotto again! This recipe comes together fast and is great as a main course or side dish.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword Mushroom Pea Risotto, Risotto
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Saucepan or Dutch Oven
2tablespoonsolive oil, divided
½onion, diced(about ¾ cup)
3cupsbroth, heated (chicken or vegetable broth work)
¾cupfrozen peas, thawed
¼cupItalian parsley, chopped
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add in the sliced mushrooms and minced garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms have lightly browned, about 8 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.
While the mushrooms cook, add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to large saucepan. Add in diced onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the arborio rice and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the wine and continue to stir until the wine has soaked into the rice. Add in 1 cup of hot broth and continue cooking, stirring occassionally, until all of the liquid has been absorbed. Pour in another 1 cup of broth and continue cooking until absorbed.
Add in the cooked mushrooms and ½ cup of hot broth. Continue cooking and stirring. Taste to see if the rice is al dente; if it is too crunchy add in the additional ½ cup of broth. The final dish should be loose and creamy, not stiff.
One the rice is cooked, stir in the peas and kosher salt. Off the heat, stir in the butter and parmesan cheese until melted and creamy. Stir in the chopped parsley and garnish with more if desired. Serve warm.
*For the mushrooms, use whatever you like or happen to have on hand. I used Baby Bella mushrooms here, but portobello, shiitake, or even button mushrooms work great.
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