Truffle mushroom risotto

Truffle Mushroom Risotto Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I always try to order risotto at restaurants because I never have time to make risotto at home. It’s true making risotto is time consuming and takes a lot of work. However, if you just set aside 45 minutes to 1 hour of your time, that is plenty of time to make risotto. 

Truffle mushroom risotto
Truffle mushroom risotto

In this recipe, I’m going to show you how to make truffle mushroom risotto. You can use the same cooking technique to make another flavor of risotto. I like lobster risotto. For Thanksgiving, I like to make butternut squash risotto. You can even make chicken and mushroom risotto- it’s a great make-ahead dish and you can reheat it for weeknight dinners.

Truffle Mushroom Risotto Video

Below is a video showing step-by-step how I cooked truffle mushroom risotto. I recommend watching the video so you can see how the risotto slowly becomes creamy over time.  

Truffle Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Truffle Mushroom Risotto Recipe


Arborio Rice:


Grated Parmesan Cheese or Gruyere Cheese

Chicken Broth

White Wine



Instructions for the Mushroom:

1. Cut up the mushroom so it’s bite-size.

2. On medium heat, warm up some butter in a pan. 

3. Then saute the mushroom in the pan.

4. Set cooked mushrooms aside.

Instructions for the Risotto:

1. Heat up chicken broth.

2. At the same time, warm up a pan on medium heat.

3. Add olive oil

4. Add butter to the olive oil

5. Add Shallots and saute

6. Add Arborio rice

7. Add salt

8. Stir until the rice is lightly toasted.

9. Add white wine and then stir

10. Add a ladle of chicken broth and stir. Stir until the broth is absorbed by the risotto.

11. Add mushrooms and stir.

12. Add a ladle of chicken broth and stir until the broth is absorbed by the risotto.

13. Keep repeating the step of adding chicken broth and stirring for another 20 minutes. The risotto will plump up and start to look creamy. 

14. Add cheese and stir.

15. Transfer to a serving platter

16. Grate fresh truffle on the risotto.

17. Serve and enjoy your risotto!

What if I don’t have Arborio Rice, can I use Another Type of Rice to Make Risotto?

You can use any medium or short-grain rice to make risotto- although it’s really not ideal. I don’t recommend it. I suggest getting arborio rice and doing it right from the start since it is a time-consuming process, you might as well have the correct rice! 

Can I Use Basmati or Jasmine rice to Make Risotto?

No, don’t use long-grain rice like basmati or jasmine rice for risotto- it won’t work! It will lack creaminess since there is not enough starch in basmati and jasmine rice. 

Can You Eat Leftover Risotto? 

Yes, you can keep leftover risotto. Just store it in the fridge for up to 5 days. It makes a great weeknight meal!  

How Do I Heat Up Leftover Risotto?

The easiest and fastest way to heat up leftover risotto is to heat it up in the microwave oven. Depending on the quantity, a minute or two is sufficient to heat up leftover risotto.

Try my other Pasta Dishes

Authentic Spaghetti Bolognese (no bottled pasta sauce)

Parmesan Chicken Pasta (no bottled pasta sauce)

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