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easy risotto

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Tammy T
Mesa, AZ

I love risotto and have not made it before so I am adding this simple recipe as I will be making this and I also added the mushrooms and garlic to suit my taste. You can omit those if you like, but why? :)

(1 rating)
yield 3 -4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For easy risotto

  • 1/3 c
    chopped onion (1 small)
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 5 oz
    white mushroom, finely chopped
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced
  • 2/3 c
    arborio rice or long grain rice
  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    instant chicken bouillon granuels
  • dash of black pepper
  • 1/2 to 3/4 c
    frozen peas, to your desired amount
  • 1/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese or romano cheese

How To Make easy risotto

  • 1
    In a medium saucepan cook the onion in hot butter until tender. Add the garlic and mushrooms, cook 1 minute more. Add the rice and cook and stir 2 minutes more. Carefully stir in the water, bouillon granuales, and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer covered 20 minutes (do not lift lid during)
  • 2
    Remove saucepan from heat and stir in peas. (does not say to thaw them) Let stand, covered for 5 minutes. Rice should be tender but slightly firm and mixture creamy. (can stir in a little water if needed) Stir in parmesan cheese.