Some things are worth waiting for, like this Creamy Mushroom Risotto recipe. Follow our recipe for everything you need to know to make a foolproof classic mushroom risotto. Rich chicken broth, wine and garlic add layers of flavor, while heavy cream and Parmesan make it rich and creamy. Fresh herbs stirred in at the end give this dish a fresh, bright flavor. A perfect side for when you want to impress.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in in a a heavy 6-quart saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until tender-crisp, stirring often. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes or until tender-crisp and liquid is evaporated, stirring often. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove the mushroom mixture from the saucepot.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the saucepot. Add the rice and cook for 3 minutes or until the rice is opaque, stirring often. Add the wine and cook and stir until absorbed. Stir in 1 teaspoon thyme.
Add 3/4 cup hot broth to the rice mixture. Cook and stir until the broth is absorbed. Repeat with the remaining hot broth, 1/2 cup at a time, cooking and stirring until its absorbed before adding more (the cooked rice will have a slightly chewy texture- you can continue adding broth if you want a softer texture).
Stir in the cheese, heavy cream, cooked mushroom mixture and the remaining fresh herbs. Season to taste. Cook until the mixture is hot. Garnish with additional cheese and fresh herbs, if desired.
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.