Mushroom Risotto Recipe with Lemon

Mushroom risotto

  • serves 2
  • Easy

Check out our creamy mushroom risotto recipe with zesty lemon. This quick veggie risotto dish is easy to make and ready in 35 minutes


Try this easy mushroom risotto then check out more risotto recipes, such as our classic vegetable risottohealthy risotto and pumpkin risotto.

For more veggie options, try our vegetarian lasagnevegetarian moussaka, vegetarian paella and other vegetarian recipes.



  • dried porcini 25g
  • vegetable stock cube 1
  • olive oil 2 tbsp
  • chestnut mushrooms 200g, quartered
  • butter 25g
  • shallots 3, finely chopped
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • arborio rice 150g
  • white wine 1 glass
  • spinach 100g, chopped
  • pecorino (or veggie alternative) 50g, finely grated, plus a little extra to serve, if you like
  • lemon 1, zested


  • Step 1

    Put the porcini in a small bowl, pour over 300ml boiling water and leave to soak for 15 minutes. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve into a jug and top up with boiling water to 600ml. Crumble in the stock cube or stir in 1 tsp of stock powder or liquid. Roughly chop the porcini.

  • Step 2

    Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a wide, shallow, non-stick pan and add the chestnut mushrooms. Fry, keeping the heat fairly high, until the mushrooms have turned golden and shrunk a little (this will help concentrate the flavour). Scrape the mushrooms out of the pan into a bowl and give the pan a wipe.

  • Step 3

    Add 1 tbsp of oil and the butter to the pan, and cook the shallots and garlic until softened. Add the porcini and risotto rice, and stir until coated. Tip in the wine and simmer until it’s all absorbed. Gradually add the porcini stock liquid, stirring until the rice is almost tender, then add the chestnut mushrooms. Add the last of the stock along with the spinach, pecorino and lemon zest. Take off the heat, put on a lid and sit for 5 minutes before serving in bowls with extra cheese, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 696
  • Fat 31.4g
  • Saturates 12.9g
  • Carbs 72.9g
  • Sugars 4.2g
  • Fibre 3.8g
  • Protein 18.6g
  • Salt 3g