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creamy mushroom risotto in a white bowl
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5 from 59 votes

Restaurant-Style Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Ordering risotto at your favorite Italian restaurant has always been a treat reserved for dining out. But the truth is risotto is very easy to make and my creamy mushroom risotto is the perfect choice to start making this classical Italian dish in your own home.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 523kcal


  • 12 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup onion fine diced
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 2 ½ cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup heavy cream optional
  • ½ cup Romano cheese grated
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, heat the chicken broth to a simmer.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of butter over high heat. Add the mushrooms and saute until nicely browned. Approximately 5-6 minutes.
    Remove them from the pan and set them aside until needed.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of butter. Saute the onion for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the rice and continue to cook, allowing the rice to toast in the pan for about 2 minutes.
    *Don't let the rice burn
  • Add 1 cup of the heated chicken stock to the rice in the pan, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the rest of the stock, ½ cup at a time, until the rice absorbs all of the liquid.
  • When all the stock has been absorbed by the rice, add the cooked mushrooms back into the pan. Remove the pan from the heat and mix well.
  • Add the Romano cheese, heavy cream and black pepper. Return to the stove over medium heat and mix thoroughly until you have a creamy consistency.
    *The creamy texture of the risotto comes from the frequent stirring of the mixture.


Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 664IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 3mg