Nothing warms your belly quite like mushroom risotto. What I love about risotto is that the whole family can enjoy it as it’s naturally gluten-free. This easy delicious mushroom risotto recipe doesn’t take much time to prepare, but you can’t leave it on the stove-top and walk away as it requires constant stirring. This recipe also has no wine or cream; instead, I use chicken broth and milk so there are fewer calories which your waist will thank you for.

Easy Delicious Mushroom Risotto You’ll Love With No Wine or Cream


1 1/2 cups Superfino Arborio rice

900ml (store-bought carton) of no-salt-added chicken stock
(Note: I’ve used a chicken bouillon mixed with boiling water when I don’t have stock on hand)

6 large Portobello mushrooms – or a dozen cremini mushrooms, chopped

1 white onion, chopped

3/4 skim milk (I use almond or cashew milk too)

1/2 cup shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or butter

1 tsp each salt and black pepper

1/4 chopped Italian parsley


In a large pot, add 1 tbsp of olive oil or butter.  Once heated for a minute, add risotto and fry for 1-2 minutes.  Add chicken stock, stirring.

In a separate pan, fry onions and mushrooms in 1 tbsp olive oil until soft.  Add milk, cooking on low heat.

Keep stirring risotto while cooking so it doesn’t stick.  Once the liquid is almost gone, add the mushroom mix to risotto.  Keep stirring. Add salt, pepper and parmesan cheese. Simmer and stir until ready, adding parsley near the very end.

Easy Mushroom Risotto


Easy Mushroom Risotto |

Bon Appetit!


Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.

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