Side Dishes

Healthy Mushroom Risotto

by Sherri on October 8, 2014 · 14 commentsThis post may contain an affiliate link. Read my Disclosure Policy here

Healthy Mushroom Risotto

One of my favorite things to do when we go into Boston for the day is to eat in the North End, a.k.a. Little Italy, for those not familiar. We love trying one of the over 100 little restaurants that line up and down every street.

One of the last times I was there, I ordered a Mushroom Risotto dish that was completely exquisite.   This week I had a craving for it and decided to make it myself.

I knew the dish I had had at the restaurant had white wine in it, which is what really makes the flavor so wonderful. That and a lot of heavy cream which I didn’t want to use in my version. I can’t believe how close this recipe is to what I had at the restaurant.  Try it and you will love it too!

INGREDIENTS adapted from Allrecipes.com

4 cups vegetable or chicken broth, divided

3 TBSP coconut oil

1 onion, finely diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 lbs or cup of white, portabello or shiitake mushrooms sliced thinly

1/2 cup dry white wine

1 3/4 cups arborio rice or other risotto rice

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

pepper to taste

1 cup of baby spinach leaves, optional

DIRECTIONS

Bring stock to a simmer in a saucepan.

Melt the coconut oil in medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat.

Add mushrooms, onions and garlic and sauté about 10 minutes

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Add the rice and stir to combine.

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Add white wine and bring to a boil and then reduce liquid by half (about 5 minutes.)

Add simmering stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly to keep the rice from sticking to the sides of the pan.

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Wait until the stock is almost completely absorbed before adding the next 1/2 cup. This will take about 20 – 25 minutes.

Stir in the Parmesan cheese and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or chives.

ENJOY!

I am sharing this recipe at some of these great Weekly Linky Parties.

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