True Italian Porcini Mushroom Risotto


As classically Italian as you can get, this unadulterated risotto is made in the traditional way and simply flavored with porcini mushrooms, white wine, butter and Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
39 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 3 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 57 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms

  • 1 cup hot water

  • 1 (32 ounce) carton beef stock

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup white wine, divided

  • ¼ cup butter, divided

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • 1 ¾ cups Arborio rice

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place porcini mushrooms in a bowl and cover with hot water. Let soak until soft, about 1 hour. Drain, reserving soaking liquid. Squeeze mushrooms to remove excess water and roughly chop.

  2. Bring beef stock to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low and cover to keep warm.

  3. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic cloves; cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until soft, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with rosemary, salt, and pepper. Discard garlic cloves; pour in 1/2 cup wine. Increase heat to medium-high and simmer until wine reduces, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil with 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook and stir shallot until soft, about 3 minutes. Cook and stir Arborio rice until toasted and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Pour in remaining 1/2 cup wine. Simmer until wine is absorbed, about 3 minutes.

  5. Ladle 1/3 of the warm stock into the saucepan; cook and stir until absorbed. Ladle in remaining stock and reserved soaking liquid in small amounts and cook, stirring constantly, until risotto is tender and creamy, 15 to 18 minutes.

  6. Remove risotto from the heat; stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter and Parmesan cheese. Let stand for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Substitute vegetable stock for the beef stock if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

737 Calories
28g Fat
92g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 737
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 319mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 92g 33%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 262mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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