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Mushroom Risotto

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 3 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 11 ingredients

The butter and cheese give this risotto a creaminess that pairs well with savory, meaty mushrooms. Using a pressure cooker will get this risotto on the table in 20 minutes. And as a bonus, you...


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, leaves removed and chopped
  • 1 pound baby portobello or cremini mushrooms, caps wiped clean and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • ¾ cup Arborio rice
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cups stock (chicken, mushroom or vegetable), warmed
  • 2 teaspoons butter (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • Sea salt, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


419 cals


15 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

8 g


60 g


9 g


4 g


13 g


1052 mg


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Saute the shallots and thyme until the shallots start to soften. Add the mushrooms, sprinkle with salt, and saute until they start to wilt and darken, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover, and set aside to steam.
  2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a pressure cooker over medium-high heat. Saute the onions until they start to turn translucent. Add the rice and cook until you hear it start to click against the sides of the pan. Add the lemon juice and cook, stirring frequently, until it is almost absorbed.
  3. Add the stock and stir to mix. Lock the pressure cooker lid.  When the pressure comes up, cook at medium-high pressure for 6 minutes. Use a timer for this or the rice will overcook. Take the cooker off the heat and run cold water over the lid to release the pressure and stop the cooking. (See Chef Tips if using an electric pressure cooker.)
  4. Return the pan to heat and bring back to a simmer. Stir in the butter and cheese until melted, then stir in the mushrooms and all their juices. Cook, stirring, 1 minute more or until the risotto looks creamy and the rice is al dente.  Serve immediately.

Chef Tips

If using an electric pressure cooker, use the manual mode to set the pressure to medium-high and the cook time for 6 minutes. Once the cooking has finished, you can either let the steam release naturally, or you can use the valve to release the steam. If manually releasing the steam, be careful and protect yourself from being burned by the steam — use a long-handled wooden spoon or protect your hand with kitchen towel or oven mitt.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society