- 1/2 pound mushrooms, a mixture (at least 2 kinds and any combination) of chanterelle, common, portabella, and shiitake
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
- 1 onion (about 6 oz.), peeled and chopped
- 1 1/2 cups white arborio or pearl (medium-grain) rice
- 4 to 5 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup shelled fresh or frozen petite peas
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
- calories 412
- caloriesfromfat 22 %
- protein 12 g
- fat 10 g
- satfat 3.8 g
- carbohydrate 68 g
- fiber 7.4 g
- sodium 257 mg
- cholesterol 14 mg
How to Make It
Trim and discard any grit or soil and discolored stem ends from mushrooms (trim and discard shiitake stems). Immerse mushrooms in cool water, swishing gently to rinse well, then quickly lift out and drain. Thinly slice mushrooms.
In a 3- to 4-quart pan over medium-high heat, combine oil, garlic, onion, and mushrooms. Stir often until vegetables just begin to brown, about 6 minutes. Add rice and stir until some of the grains are opaque, about 2 minutes.
Add 4 cups broth to pan; when it boils, reduce heat to medium or medium-low and simmer, stirring often, until rice is just tender to bite, 15 to 20 minutes. Add peas and butter and stir often until peas are tender to bite, 2 to 5 minutes. For a creamier risotto, add more broth until mixture is desired consistency and boiling. Stir in half the cheese. Season risotto to taste with salt and pepper, pour into a bowl, and sprinkle with remaining cheese.