Leek, Mushroom and Lemon Risotto

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

From Vegetarian: The Best-Ever Recipe Collection. I have substituted myzithra and pecorino romano for the parmesan, depending on my menu.

Top Review by Rhiannon and Matt

Enjoyed this dish. Left out the 2nd 2 tblsp of butter to lessen the fat content and Included a bunch of asparagus which worked really well with the other flavours.
Will make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the leeks well and slice. Wipe the mushrooms and slice.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan. Add the leeks and mushrooms, cooking over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and cook another minute. Remove vegetables from pan and set aside.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter to the pan and saute the onion over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the arborio rice and cook for 1 minute. Add one cupful of fresh stock to the pan and cook gently, stirring occasionally; until all liquid is absorbed.
  5. Continue stirring in one cupful of stock at a time, until each cupful is absorbed. This should take about 25 minutes. The risotto should by the end turn thick and creamy; the rice tender but not sticky.
  6. Just before serving, stir in the leeks and mushrooms, the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, lemon juice and zest, half of the cheese, and the fresh herbs.
  7. Adjust seasoning, adding salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, garnish with herb sprigs and lemon wedges. Serve warm.

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