Creamy Mushroom & Pea Risotto Recipe Is an Italian Favorite (Ready In About 30 Minutes) by 30Seconds Food

Creamy Mushroom & Pea Risotto Recipe Is an Italian Favorite (Ready In About 30 Minutes)

Risotto is a creamy rice dish that originated in Northern Italy, and there's nothing quite like a perfectly cooked risotto. Depending on the ingredients you use, risotto can be made lighter, as a delicious side dish, or heartier, as a substantial main dish

This mushroom and pea risotto recipe would be a wonderful grain side dish, lunch or vegetarian dinner. It's so easy to make, and is ready in only about 30 minutes

If you'd like to add a protein to this easy mushroom and peas risotto recipe, it pairs well with grilled chicken or beef. If you're a rice lover, this may become one of your favorite rice recipes!

Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 to 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 - 5 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth, if making vegetarian)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced fine
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 stick butter

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the chicken broth in a saucepot on low heat. 
  2. In a soup pot, heat the olive oil and cook the onions until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Add the mushrooms and cook until they begin to brown and are soft, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the rice to the pot and cook, stirring, about 2 minutes. Add the wine and cook until it's almost all evaporated, about 2 minutes. 
  4. Start adding the broth, a 1/2 cup at a time. Cook until it is absorbed then add another 1/2 cup. After adding about 3 cups of the broth, taste the rice and see if it is tender. If not, continue adding broth until rice is done. 
  5. When rice is tender, stir in the peas and cook about 2 minutes.
  6. Remove the rice from the heat and stir in the grated Parmesan and butter. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Mix well. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese. 

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Oh, this sounds so good. 😋
Elisa Schmitz
What a fantastic recipe. I want to eat this for dinner on my meatless days, thank you!

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