You’ll love delicious, creamy mushroom risotto, with arborio rice, mushrooms, butter, wine and Parmesan, topped with seasoned, pan-seared shrimp.
You'll love delicious, creamy mushroom risotto, with arborio rice, mushrooms, butter, wine and Parmesan, topped with seasoned, pan-seared shrimp.

In all my years of cooking, I have NEVER made risotto, even though I’ve thought about  it many times. So- I recently tried a mushroom risotto recipe I found on Pinterest, added some pan-seared shrimp to it, and LOVED it!

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Mushroom Risotto Is Not As Hard To Make As You Might Think!

This mushroom risotto with pan-seared shrimp was far easier to make than I originally thought it would be… I will make it again!!

The only hard thing about making risotto (and it’s not hard at all), is the continual stirring of the rice as you add in broth and wine as you cook. If you have all the ingredients ready to go before beginning this recipe, it’s really no big deal! Here’s what you do to make this absolutely delicious mushroom risotto dish:

How To Make Mushroom Risotto with Pan-Seared Shrimp

Clean and cut the mushrooms into quarters. Melt butter and olive oil in large saucepan. Sautè mushrooms until lightly browned (several minutes).

Mushrooms, sautèeing in saucepan

Salt the mushrooms, then continue cooking for a couple additional minutes. Remove the mushrooms from the pan, and set aside. The salt helps moisture to be released from the mushrooms. Here they are, cooking and looking good. They will make the mushroom risotto taste really good!

Stirring sliced mushrooms for risotto in pan

After removing the mushrooms from the pan, add and melt the additional butter and olive oil. Sautè the chopped onion in this butter/oil mixture for 5 minutes on medium-high heat, stirring often.

Sautèeing chopped onions for risotto in saucepan

Time To Add The Rice

Now add the ARBORIO rice to the pan. YES, you have to use arborio rice to make this risotto, folks.

Arborio rice being added to red saucepan, for risotto

Stir the rice in with the onions. Cook this for a couple minutes, stirring often, until rice begins to turn a light brown.

Onions and arborio rice being cooked for mushroom risotto

Cooking The Risotto

Now here’s the important step. Add wine to the pan, and let the liquid boil and be absorbed. Then add a cup of the broth into this mixture, while stirring constantly. Continue to stir the rice. When almost all of liquid has been absorbed, add more broth 1/4 cup at a time.

Cook and stir the risotto, adding 1/4 cup broth at a time to the rice as the liquid is absorbed. Continue doing this, until finally all the broth has been incorporated into rice. This will take about 25-30 minutes in total, and the finished risotto should be nice and creamy.

When done, all the broth should have been used, and the risotto should be tender, but not smushy. There should still be a tiny bit of liquid left in pan.

Wine and broth added to risotto mixture in pan

Finish Making The Mushroom Risotto

Add the cooked mushrooms to the risotto. Now you are almost done making your delicious mushroom risotto!

Cooked mushrooms added to risotto in saucepan

Add the grated fresh Parmesan cheese, and some salt and pepper (to taste). Stir ingredients well, to combine. Remove the pan from the heat.

Cover the pan, and let the mushroom risotto sit for 4-5 minutes. While the risotto is “resting” (such hard work being stirred so much, right?), cook the shrimp.

Parmesan cheese being added to risotto and mushrooms in pan

Pan-sear The Shrimp

While the risotto “rests”, cook the cleaned, de-veined, and seasoned shrimp in butter and olive oil in a separate skillet. Cook for abut 2-3 minutes per side on medium high heat.

Seasoned shrimp to add to the mushroom risotto, are pan-seared in large skillet.

Serve Mushroom Risotto With Pan-Seared Shrimp

Spoon out individual serving portions of the mushroom risotto into (or onto) serving dishes and place 4-5 pan-seared shrimp on top of each serving. Garnish with some parsley, and additional grated Parmesan cheese. Serve the mushroom risotto while hot, and ENJOY!!

Creamy mushroom risotto served in bowl, with pan-seared shrimp on top

Sure hope you will give this mushroom risotto a try. This dish is so creamy, full of flavor… and EASY! I am so glad I tried making mushroom risotto (finally), and am excited to now be able to create even more risotto dishes.  I am thankful to have learned the original technique for making risotto from Martha, at “A Family Feast”.

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Make This Dish Your Own!

This mushroom risotto dish is such a versatile recipe. If you want the risotto as a side dish, simply omit the shrimp! If you want it to be a vegetarian dish, simply omit the shrimp! If you don’t like shrimp… how about using pan-seared chicken pieces? There are so many ways to enjoy this dish! You might enjoy my recipe for chicken and asparagus risotto, too!

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Mushroom Risotto with Pan-Seared Shrimp
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

You'll love delicious, creamy mushroom risotto, with arborio rice, mushrooms, butter, wine and Parmesan, topped with seasoned, pan-seared shrimp.

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mushroom risotto
Servings: 4 servings
Calories Per Serving: 595 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
For mushrooms:
  • 1 8 ounce pkg. mushrooms (baby bella or white button-I used white button)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt
For Risotto:
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 large brown onion , finely diced (total of 1 cup diced onion)
  • 1 cup Arborio rice (no substitutes!)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock or broth
  • 3/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper , to taste
For Shrimp:
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound medium shrimp (about 12-16)
  • Garlic powder , dried parsley (enough to lightly season shrimp)
For Garnish:
  • Dried parsley flakes
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Have all ingredients ready/prepped before beginning.
  2. Prepare Mushrooms: Clean mushrooms, then cut into quarters (include stems). Melt 1 T. butter and 1 T. olive oil in medium skillet. Cook mushroom (stirring often) on medium-high for several minutes until lightly browned. Sprinkle with a bit of salt, then cook for another minute. Remove pan from heat, and set aside.

  3. Prepare Risotto: Melt olive oil and butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add rice; cook and stir for a couple minutes until rice begins to turn a light brown color. Pour in white wine. Let liquid come to a boil, then be absorbed into rice.

  4. Pour one cup of broth into rice, and stir constantly. Make sure to keep the heat at a medium simmer. Each time almost all (but not all) of the liquid has been absorbed, add 1/4 cup more broth, stirring constantly. Continue this process (rice absorbs liquid, adding more liquid) until broth is gone. This will take about 25-30 minutes. When done risotto should be tender (and there should be only a little bit of liquid remaining). Turn off heat, then add mushrooms, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Stir well, to combine. Put a lid on pan, and let sit for 5 minutes. While risotto is resting, cook the shrimp.

  5. Sprinkle shrimp lightly with garlic powder and dried parsley flakes and mix together, to coat shrimp. Melt butter and olive oil in hot, medium-high skillet. Add seasoned shrimp. Cook quickly, about 2-3 minutes per side, until done.

  6. Spoon risotto into (or onto) individual serving dishes. Place 3-5 pan-seared shrimp on top of each portion. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese and parsley flakes. Serve hot, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Risotto with Pan-Seared Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 595 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 825mg36%
Potassium 469mg13%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 278mg28%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Mushroom Risotto with Pan-Seared Shrimp

2 Comments on Mushroom Risotto with Pan-Seared Shrimp

    • Hi, Joe! Thanks for writing. Yep. I grow parsley in our garden (both curly and flat leaf). When I don’t have any available and don’t want to run to the store, I used dried parsley (I home dry my garden parsley, too). A lot of people have this as a pantry staple, which is another reason it was added to this recipe. Have a wonderful day!

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