Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Creamy Mushroom Risotto
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Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Jessica Chou

This recipe borrows a trick from Thomas Keller, who mixes in softly beaten heavy whipping cream at the very end for a super luxurious risotto.

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For the mushroom topping

Melt the butter in a sauté pan over medium heat until foaming. Add the mushrooms, thyme, and parsley, and cook to soften. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

For the risotto

In a medium-sized pot, bring the chicken broth to a simmer over medium heat. Meanwhile, in place the heavy whipping cream in a mixing bowl and beat using an electric mixer or by hand until soft peaks form (the cream should just curl over softly when the whisk is held up).

Then, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large pot. When it foams, add the onion and cook until translucent.

Then, add the rice and mix vigorously for about 1 minute. Add the white wine and let the wine soak into the rice until evaporated. Stir vigorously, scraping the bottom so the rice doesn't stick, until the rice has toasted, about 2 minutes.

Add enough chicken broth to cover the rice and cook, stirring frequently. When the rice has soaked up the broth (take a spoon and run it through; if the broth doesn't pool, it is ready), add another ½ cup of broth. Stir frequently until it has soaked in. Repeat with ½ cup increments until the rice is al dente.

Once the rice is ready (there should be a bite, but the center should be cooked through), remove from the heat and vigorously beat in the remaining butter, about 1-2 tablespoons at a time, with a wooden spoon. Beat in all of the cheese and 1/2 of the cream.

Taste, and if it's not creamy enough, add the remaining cream. Season with salt, to taste, and pour into plates. Top with the mushroom topping and garnish with parsley.


Calories per serving:

1,099 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 71g 109%
  • Carbs 85g 28%
  • Saturated 44g 220%
  • Fiber 5g 18%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 19g
  • Polyunsaturated 3g
  • Protein 20g 40%
  • Cholesterol 208mg 69%
  • Sodium 1,653mg 69%
  • Calcium 440mg 44%
  • Magnesium 67mg 17%
  • Potassium 474mg 14%
  • Iron 6mg 31%
  • Zinc 3mg 17%
  • Phosphorus 407mg 58%
  • Vitamin A 673µg 75%
  • Vitamin C 12mg 20%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 41%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 27%
  • Niacin (B3) 6mg 30%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 18%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 240µg 60%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 9%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin K 48µg 60%
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