Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mushroom Risotto


Ever since I discovered the magic of risotto last summer, I've been a bit obsessed. There are so many fun ways to make it, and it's surprisingly healthy, considering how rich and creamy it is. You can serve it for a main course, or a side dish, for lunch or dinner. It's so versatile!

I found this gem at Gina's Weight Watchers Recipes, a blog I highly recommend, whether or not you are counting your points! I daresay this has been my most favorite risotto so far, I just love the richness and meatiness of those baby bellas, and the risotto is so creamy. Just be aware that this particular recipe makes a lot. I halved it and still had quite a bit leftover.

Mushroom Risotto
From Gina's Weight Watcher's Recipes

Ingredients


2 cups Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
2 cups arborio rice
1 tsp olive oil
3 tsp butter
2 shallots, minced
1 cup white wine
8 cups fat free chicken stock
salt and pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 tbsp chopped parsley
Heat chicken stock in a small pot and keep on low heat.

Directions

In a medium size heavy sauce pan, saute garlic in 1 tsp olive oil. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup of the chicken stock and let the mushrooms cook about 4 minutes. Set aside.

Add butter to the pan on set flame to medium-low heat. Add shallots, sauté about 1 minute. Add rice mixing well until well coated and translucent, about 2 minutes. Add wine, salt and pepper and mix well until it is absorbed into the rice. Ladle 1 cup stock into rice and mix until all stock is absorbed, add another ladle, and continue adding and stirring until all broth is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes. Add mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and parsley, mix well and serve.

5.5 WW points!

31 comments:

Cucinista said...

Mushroom risotto is one of my favorite dishes. Great recipe.

A Year on the Grill said...

LOL someday i need to tell the story of my first time having risotto... but sibce that first time, I have come to love this dish, and yours is a wonderful recipe.. thanks for this!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh this sounds so delicious to me. And satisfying. Creamy,comforting, winner in every area!

Cheryl said...

YUMMY, I love Risotto but I always make the exact same recipe, I will have to try this one!

The Blonde Duck said...

I should add this to the list of fall foods on the ode...

Palidor said...

Yum! Mushroom is my favorite type of risotto. I like to use an assortment of dried wild mushrooms, especially porcinis. I take the water used to reconstitute the mushrooms and use it for the risotto, which then takes on a strong, earthy mushroom flavor.

Anncoo said...

I really like to eat lots of mushroom but due to allergy, can only eat certain type of mushroom. I don't mind to try this if I can.

Alissa said...

This looks soooo good!!! I have yet to try risotto... STILL!!! I love mushrooms, as you know! I'm all over this one!

Jenn said...

I need to try making risotto one of these day. I keep telling myself I have to, but never get around to it. I love the stuff, too. So why I haven't, I have no idea. i love the mushroom addition in this. They definitely go well together.

Megan said...

I love mushrooms and risotto. This recipe is very tempting. Got it bookmarked.

Kathleen said...

Love mushrooms-love risotto-love that is no 10 million calories! Thanks for sharing!

Melody said...

I didn't know that risotto could be good for you. It just screams "I so darn good that I have to be bad for you!" Great recipe!

Pam said...

I've still never made risotto - this one looks like a winner, especially with only 5.5 points! Bookmarked.

burpandslurp said...

Darn, I forgot to get arborio rice the last time I was at Whole Foods...This looks amazing! I do adore mushrooms, and risotto is just such a comfort food! :D

the ungourmet said...

I love risotto and I love mushrooms so I know I would love this recipe! I really need to try making risotto again. I need to get "back in the saddle". :D

Coleen's Recipes said...

Sounds delicious!!!!!!!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

Wow a WW risotto recipe. I've always thought of risotto as splurge food. Now I really need to give it a try!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious! I have yet to ever make risotto and need to give it a try already!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

You make the perfect risotto! It looks absolutely delicious! A great comfort meal!

Emaline said...

Delish! I am obsessed with risotto too! My hubs turns his nose up at mushrooms, so sadly they only make an appearance at my dinner table when he is gone . . . but this looks/sounds so good!!!!

biz319 said...

I wish I liked mushrooms - it looks so good!

I am going to try a butternut squash risotto for Thanksgiving. :D

doggybloggy said...

I feel like hansel and gretel and you are the witch leading me to your lair with the promise of mushroom risotto

alittledashofthisalittledashofthat said...

I love risotto! Oh I would love to try that cheeseburger pasta too from your previous post!

Velva said...

Risotto is awesome! This recipe looks delicious. I love risotto but, have not really taken the time to make it. This post just might inspire me. Thanks.

Erica said...

I know it! So good. Before I ever tried making it, I assumed it must be made with cream. What are your favorite mix ins? I like peas, asparagus and spinach.

SO glad you ran out and got some squash! Are you going to bake it or go with the microwave version? They both ...honestly...end up tasting almost the same :)=delicious!

Katy ~ said...

Do you know, I still have't made risotto! Geesh. This looks and sounds so good. I would love it; Ole Sweetie-Pi won't go near most anything that looks remotely like rice. I would have to eat this by myself.

Let me go find my pan.

Barbara said...

Great. Recipe. Especially for us mushroom lovers.

Lynn said...

What a yummy looking dish. And it's Weight Watchers -- yeah!

HoneyB said...

I really need to try this myself. I have never even EATEN it much less make it! I love mushrooms and I think this would be a good one to try...not to mention its healthy for you!

Elizabeth said...

Risotto is perfect for fall and this looks amazing!

Ingrid said...

Hey, Teresa! I made this last night and it was terrific. Best part? The kids ate in no complaints! Thanks for sharing!
~ingrid