Friday, January 27, 2012

Risotto with Turkey, Portobello Mushrooms and Green Peas

Humble looking dish that packs a lot of flavors!

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 5 to 6 cups hot chicken broth
  • 2 large Portobello mushrooms, stem and black parts removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cooked and diced turkey breast
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degree F. Toss sliced mushrooms into rimmed baking sheet, top with 1 tablespoon of butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake until the mushrooms are tender and slightly brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • In a heavy saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soy and translucent. Add rice, stir until well blended with the onions. Add wine, stir a little bit and cook until all the liquid is absorbed, about 2 minutes. Pour 1 cup of broth into the rice, stirring often and simmer until almost all of the liquid is absorbed. Continue the process with the remaining of the broth, until the rice becomes tender and creamy. The process should take about 20 minutes or so.
  • Stir in turkey, green peas, mushrooms, Pecorino Romano and the remaining of the butter. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Continue cooking and stirring for another 1-2 minutes. Transfer to bowls, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.


  1. I love risotto so much, so comforting and delicious on a cold winter day. This particular one looks light and delicious and reminds me of spring! Coming soon, right? Great recipe!

  2. Hello there,
    This is my first time here. I am loving how incredible your recipes are - simple and easy to fix. I love risottos and this one with mushrooms will definitely be my favorite. Great recipe!

  3. Risotto is one of my favorite things, and adding the turkey makes a whole meal out of it! LOVE it! :-)

    1. Absolutely true. Turkey and green peas make the whole meal :)

  4. Oh I love risotto recipe like has everything that I loveee!!!! Tasty, beautiful and so comforting especially on winter days!

    1. If you have a chance to try it, let me know how it turns out :)

  5. Looks perfect! Actually my mouth is watering now. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Looks so healthy and yummy,pasti di contek resep nya :) ma kasih do'a nya ya aku recovery dari minor surgery,not big deal,i'll be better soon,once again Thanks :)

    1. Be my guest. Get yourself plenty of rest, and I hope you feel better soon.