#WFD – Mushroom Risotto

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POLOKWANE – Risotto is a northern Italian rice dish cooked in a broth to a creamy consistency. The broth can be derived from meat, fish, or vegetables.

Many types of risotto contain butter, wine, and onion. It is one of the most common ways of cooking rice in Italy.

What’s for Dinner says their tasty mushroom risotto recipe is a not only an indulgent treat but easy to prepare with the help of a Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot.


  1. 20ml olive oil
  2. 1 onion, finely diced
  3. 200g button mushrooms, sliced
  4. 250g arborio rice (risotto rice)
  5. 1 clove garlic, finely sliced
  6. 1 x KNORR Vegetable Stock Pot
  7. 800ml hot water
  8. 125ml white wine
  9. 100g sugar snap peas, halved
  10. 60g blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat and cook the onion for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms, stirring frequently, until golden, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the rice and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, to coat the rice.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot and water and set aside.
  4. Stir in the wine, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the stock to the rice a third at a time, bringing the rice back to the boil and simmering for 5 minutes over low heat each time.
  5. With the final addition of stock also add the sugar snaps and cheese. The risotto should be creamy and tender. Season (to taste) with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve topped with a little extra grated cheese.

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