Welcome to AnnaMarie's kitchen, where we celebrate Mother's Day with a heartwarming dish that embodies love, warmth, and culinary delight. In this recipe, we'll guide you through creating a simple yet elegant Mushroom Risotto.

  • 1 pack of Arborio rice (risotto rice)
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 4 cups of chicken or vegetable broth, warmed
  • Pinch of saffron threads (optional)
  • 1 cup of assorted mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Begin by soaking the mushrooms in water for 10 minutes to rehydrate them, infusing them with moisture and flavour.
  2. While the mushrooms soak, warm the chicken or vegetable broth in a pot, ensuring it's ready for use.
  3. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the diced onion and sauté until it turns translucent, releasing its sweet aroma.
  4. Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they become tender and golden brown, adding depth and richness to the dish.
  5. Stir in the Arborio rice and toast it lightly until it becomes fragrant, creating a nutty flavor base for the risotto.
  6. Gradually ladle in the warm broth, one scoop at a time, stirring frequently. Allow the rice to absorb the broth before adding more, coaxing out its creamy texture.
  7. For an extra touch of luxury, dissolve a pinch of saffron threads in a bit of warm broth and add it to the risotto, imparting a golden hue and delicate floral notes.
  8. Once the rice is creamy and tender, stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until it melts into the risotto, creating a velvety finish.
  9. Season the risotto with salt and pepper to taste, ensuring each bite is perfectly seasoned.
  10. Garnish the risotto with freshly chopped parsley, adding a pop of color and freshness.
  11. Serve the Mushroom Risotto hot, straight from the skillet, and enjoy the heartwarming flavours with your loved ones on Mother's Day.


This easy Mushroom Risotto recipe is a perfect way to show appreciation to the special mothers in your life. Happy Mother's Day!


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