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Monday 21 October 2013



Mushroom risotto

Risotto is the popular dish in Italy.We eat briyani,pulao and any other rice dishes in India.In Italy they love to eat Risotto.We can add any vegetables with this rice dish that will enhance the taste of the dish.I have added mushrooms because I love mushrooms.My Elder daughter loves Risotto a lot.I'll make this dish only for my daughter.I made this mushroom risotto for my daughter and her friends to have it as lunch.They loved it a lot and got more appreciation and positive comments from them.

Actually in Italy they use Arborio rice for this dish.In my place i wont get this rice and even in many places in India i think.The nature of Arborio rice is sticky, big and short in size.So I decided to use regular Idly rice for this dish.I swear really I got good results and I feel so happy with the texture and taste of the dish.


Idly rice or arborio rice-2 cups(soak for 10 mins and drain excess water)
mushrooms-1 cup,chopped
onion-1 big,chopped
tomato-1 small,chopped
garlic-1 tbsp,chopped
red chilly flakes-1 tsp

cream-2 tbsps
cheddar cheese-1/4 cup
butter-11/2 tbsp
extra virgin olive oil-2 tbsps
chicken or veg stock-4 cups(can add stock-3cups & redwine-1 cup)*
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper-1/2 tsp
freshly chopped cilantro/coriander leaves


1.In a deep pan add olive oil heat well and add garlic saute a little add chopped onion saute till translucent.
2.Add chopped mushrooms saute well then add soaked rice saute well.
3. Add chopped tomatoes toss well and add stock,salt,red chilly flakes and freshly ground pepper.
4.Close the lid and cook till the rice cooks well.
5.Then add cream,cheese and butter stir well then transfer to a serving dish and garnish with cilantro and serve.

*To make the vegetable stock add onion,celery,carrots and beans can add the vegetables you like in a large bottom pan add excess of water,bay leaf,cinnamon sticks,salt and pepper to taste.Boil for about 15 mins and strain the water and preserve.


  1. It's not easy to dish out a perfect Risotto dish. The rice has to cook just right to give all the flavours in their earnest fervour. I am very impressed by the Super looking bowl you have put it. Loved it totally.


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