I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Chris and I were lazy pretty much all weekend long. I love those kinds of weekends! And since we were lazy, I made a simple risotto dish for dinner.
We are mushroom lovers so we really dig this wild mushroom risotto recipe. Now I know mushroom is an ingredient that most people either love or hate so if you are a lover like us, you’ll really love this dish. And this can easily be a vegetarian friendly dish —just swap out the chicken broth for veggie broth. Have a great week!
- 1 pound of fresh wild mushrooms, cleaned and sliced (I used a mix of fresh shiitake, crimini and porcini)
- olive oil
- salt and pepper to season
- 2 (14.5 ounce) cans of chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 1 small sweet onion, chopped
- 1 cup of arborio rice
- 1 cup of dry sherry (I used Amontillado Sherry)
- 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- Parmigiano-Reggiano, shaved for garnish
- fresh chives, finely chopped for garnish
- sliced summer truffles in olive oil for garnish
In a medium sauté pan over medium high heat add olive oil and mushrooms. Sauté mushrooms until brown then season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
In a small sauce pan, add chicken broth and let it sit on low heat.
In the same sauté pan add more olive oil (just a touch) and butter. Wait until butter is melted then add chopped onions. Cook them until softened then add in arborio rice. Cook until rice has a slightly brown nutty color then pour in sherry. Let it bubble and reduce, while stirring. Ladle in warm chicken broth one ladle at a time and stir until broth is absorbed into the rice. You would continue to do this until rice is tender or until the broth runs out. If the rice still hasn’t softened and there’s no more broth left, use water instead. Stir in grated parmesan cheese and then turn the heat off. Immediately stir in cooked mushrooms. At this point the risotto is ready. Check for seasoning before serving. Garnish with shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano and fresh chives. Top the risotto with a few slices of summer truffles and drizzle some olive oil from the jar the truffles came in.
75 thoughts on “Wild Mushroom Risotto with Summer Truffles”
Sounds stunning Anne. I absolutely love risotto and this indulgent version with truffles sounds gorgeous 🙂
You’re so sweet, thank you Claire! 🙂
This looks like such a great recipe, love all the flavors involved. I love mushrooms but don’t think I eat them nearly enough, this will help!
Thanks Pamela. We’re huge mushroom fans here so we try to make it the star ingredient whenever we can. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment today.
After years of living as a mushroom-hater, my husband has now decided he likes them. We make risotto all the time, but now I have a new version to try. This looks delicious and, as always, gorgeous.
My absolute favorite risotto contains many different kinds of mushrooms. Yours is a dish after my own heart! One question, though, about summer truffles. Where did you get them?
I got mine at my local gourmet shop. If you cannot find any summer truffles you can leave it out and just drizzle some truffle oil.
Looks delicious! I love lazy weekends, too! 🙂
Thanks Nancy! Aren’t they the best? 😀
Looks very well done arrangement, Anne I wish you were right here at my place…..:)
Thanks Massi! You’re too kind. 🙂
Amazing!!! It looks utterly delicious. Great photos.
Thanks for the lovely comment Pam! 🙂
I am a huge mushroom lover, and I love them in risottos! This looks so delicious.
Thanks Marcie! 🙂
What an irresistible gourmet risotto!
Thanks Angie! 🙂
Lazy weekends are the best! I love your pics…and I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I have to say (again) your recipes look so classy! (And delicious to say the least!0
Awwww.. that’s so sweet of you to say Gloria –thank you! HUGS! 🙂
Looks glorious! My kind of dish for sure!
That looks and sounds absolutely delicious! And truffles!
Wow, that looks amazing! Rarely have I seen such a photogenic risotto. Those mushrooms and cheese shavings are beautiful, and I can just imagine the flavor from the truffles… thanks for making me incredibly hungry for lunch! 🙂
Thanks Allison! And thanks for taking the time to comment today. 🙂
That looks really delicious!
If you did that with shaved coconut or coconut chips instead of cheese and added a bit of sea salt in there, it would make a very different texture for the dish, but would still be quite similar in flavor. I love mixing coconut and mushrooms – the flavor and texture combinations are among my favorite!
Another great shot of the mushroom on the spoon! And a really nice recipe. It’s odd that I never bother with risotto during summer. Must change that! Besides, the fridge needs cleaning
Thanks Johnny! I had help with that spoon shot. It’s been extremely difficult to shoot those since I upgraded to a DSLR camera (it’s freakin’ heavy to hold the camera with one hand and a spoon in the other).
I bet you can come up with a fantastic risotto recipe with whatever you got in your fridge. 😉 Hope to see a risotto recipe in the near future.
Ooh, going positively green re DSLR!
– Yes, do have several risottos recipes, including a couple of orzotto. I do clean my fridge occasionally, you know 🙂
Risotto, how can that not be amazing! And with truffles! I have truffle oil, and don`t even know if I can get truffles around here, but I will dream with this recipe.
Thanks Paula! 🙂
Hi Anne, risotto is one of my husband’s favorites (mine, too) and I adore your version with wild mushrooms. And wow – truffles! I do have truffle *oil* so maybe I can sub that…and a fried egg on top might be nice too? Your food always looks so delicious – I would want 3 bowls of your risotto.
Hi Monica! Thank you for your kind words… 🙂 Truffle oil works perfectly if you can’t locate summer truffles. And an egg on top sounds divine and I think would taste delicious! I had a truffle egg omelet for brunch one time and it was fantastic. Thanks for stopping by to comment today. Have a fabulous week!
Trust you to come up with such gorgeous recipes. I have yet to master a Risotto. Love the recipe. It looks delicious.
This risotto looks delicious, really packed with flavors…beautiful pictures as well!
Have a great week Anne 🙂
Thank you Juliana! And thanks for taking the time to comment today. Have a lovely week yourself. 🙂
Your risotto looks absolutely gorgeous! Your photos are superb!! I’ll have to look into summer truffles, don’t know of them.
Your truffle risotto looks so delicious. I know that we always think that risotto is so much work, but really all it needs is a little care and love and look a the results.
Thanks Bobbi! 🙂
I need to seriously incorporate risotto’s in my life. This looks divine!
Thank you Kiran! 🙂 Have a lovely week!
I so love risotto! It’s one dish that I’ve only had a small handful of times and always at restaurants because I’m scared to make it at home. Despite my lack of history with risotto, I’ve fallen in love. Perhaps one of these days, I’ll gather enough courage to make this recipe. Pinning for now though 🙂
They’re so comforting, aren’t they? Thanks Jayne for stopping by and for pinning! 🙂
This sounds fantastic, Anne. As you know, I’m a big risotto fan and adding truffles, not to mention the sherry, takes your dish to an entirely different level. You should have more lazy weekends. They obviously inspire you. 🙂
Haha.. I love lazy weekends! 😀 Thanks John!
Truffles, mushrooms, risotto. Boom! Love it 🙂
I love thisdish. There is something so appealing about wild mushrooms…love the flavour. And I love rissotto, so the combo sounds great! 🙂 I loved the fact that you used summer truffles in this recipe.
Thank you! 🙂
I’m swooning! Why don’t I ever make risotto? I need to remedy this…starting with your terrific mushroom version!
Thanks Liz! 🙂
LOVE mushrooms and love love love risotto!! This is something that needs to happen in my kitchen! I just bought arborio rice last night for no reason…I guess I knew this recipe was coming (haha)
Thanks Ashley for stopping by and comment. 🙂
Anne…As you know my hubbs hates mushrooms, but since he is traveling for work this weekend, Mushroom Risotto is on my list… I can’t wait to make it. Your version looks INCREDIBLE.. i love the addition of chives… It’s a long process, but I’m willing to slave off in front of the stove and stir. Can’t wait. 🙂
I’m so relieved my husband loves mushrooms. It’s no fun cooking risotto for one. Thanks Honey for the lovely comment. 🙂
Oh that looks amazing!
This sounds like a terrific and decadent meal for a lazy day…love mushrooms and truffles.
Thanks Karen for stopping by!
I love the earthiness of this dish. I used to think risotto was hard and time consuming, but after watching Anne make it about 100 times I’m confident even a clumsy cook like myself can pull this off. 🙂
Awwww so sweet of you to say! 🙂 xoxo
This is how good food should be appreciated. Oh my… I just love it! It’s a 10 upon 10! 🙂
So sweet of you to say, thanks Danny! 🙂
I bet the arm workout from stirring the risotto made up for all that laziness! Such fun flavors going on here!
It sure did! 😉 Thanks for taking the time to comment Joanne.
Wow… Anne, this risotto looks incredible! I am such a huge fan of mushrooms and truffles. I can imagine how incredibly earthy, delicious and silky this risotto must’ve been. For some reason I’ve only just discovered your blog… but I am excited to read some of your recipe archives! Gorgeous photos. Following you from now on! x
Thanks Laura! So glad you stopped by. And thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂
What a wonderful, sophisticated recipe!
You prepared a real gourmet treat, thank you Anne.
Thanks Daniela! 🙂
Lazy weekends are the best! This risotto looks amazing! Haven’t made risotto in a while so would love to try your mushroom version, thank you for sharing a great recipe Anne:)
Thanks Kelly for your lovely comment. 🙂
You don’t know how delicious that looks! After a long road trip and way too much fast food, I would welcome a bowl of risotto right now! Great recipe, Anne!
Thanks Jan! 🙂
I think risotto with mushroom is one of my favorite things. Sure I like all kinds of risotto, but the mushroom and it’s umami is amazing flavor. This looks simple yet I know it’s very deep in flavor. YUM!
Wow, summer truffle…
i’ve been craving for truffle and purchaze it from ebay twice,
but none of them are succesfuly shippe to Indonesia,
i’m jealous with you my friend
btw, did u brought the truffle online???