Need a recipe for this weekend night? Why not try making this risotto full of flavours and nutrients! This article shows you how to complete a dish with few ingredients and simple directions. Adding bone broth into the cooking procedure, this mushroom risotto is flavoursome and contains numerous health benefits.
Key Ingredient – Bone Broth
When making a risotto, the repetition of adding stock into the rice and letting liquid absorbed is a key to its creamy texture and strong flavour. However, it takes hours and hours to make stock or broth. It’ saves time and effort to prepare pre-made liquid stock or bone broth packs.
But don’t let convenience sacrifice your health. Try to look for a premade stock that is preserved with nutrients and made with only natural ingredients but no additives or preservatives.
After getting your key ingredient ready, let’s start cooking!
Flavoursome Mushroom Risotto
What you need (for 2 servings):
- 2 cups or 500ml stock (we recommend this free range chicken bone broth)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 100 grams Portobello mushroom, thinly sliced
- 100 grams white/button mushroom, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 shallot or 1 small onion, chopped
- 2/3 cup or 85g Arborio rice
- 1/3 cup or 40g grated Parmesan cheese
- Adequate salt and black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of herbs – fresh thyme leave, parsley or chive, finely chopped
- Warm the broth over low heat on the stove or in the microwave.
- Add olive oil and mushrooms to the skillet over medium heat. Sautéed 5 minutes or until mushrooms are softened and set aside.
- Add butter and shallot or onion to a large saucepan over medium heat, cook until softened. Add rice and stir for 5 minutes or until rice is slightly brown.
- Add ½ cup warm broth to the pan and stir until the broth is absorbed by the rice.
- Continue adding ½ cup warm broth at a time and stir continuously until the liquid is fully absorbed. The process may take about 15 minutes.
- When all the liquid is absorbed and the rice has a creamy and thick texture, remove it from heat. Add cooked mushrooms with their liquid, cheese and salt or pepper according to your taste. Garnish with fresh herbs.
Notes: Remember to warm the broth before adding into the rice. Feel free to add some sautéed mushroom or garlic on top.
As this mushroom risotto is made with bone broth that naturally contains abundant nutrients such as collagen, it can be more flavoursome, thicker and creamier than usual risotto. Adjust the amount of broth to achieve the texture you preferred.
It’s a simple but fulfilling dish, and suitable for weekend nights or special occasions. While it only contains few ingredients, the taste and nutritional value are not compromised at all.
If you like an easy, yummy cuisine like this, don’t miss out on another healthy recipe made with bone broth. We’d love to see you show us your results! When you make this dish, tag @buynaturalau and share it with us!