Mixed Mushroom and Mascarpone Risotto

Cuisinart original


Makes about 8 cups (8 entrée servings, 16 first-course servings)


1½tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ¼cup finely chopped shallots (about 1 small) 3garlic cloves, finely chopped 1½teaspoons sea salt, divided 1teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 15ounces sliced mixed mushrooms (shiitake work very well), divided 1tablespoon unsalted butter 1tablespoon fresh thyme, divided 2½cooker cups Arborio rice 2⁄3cup dry white wine 4cups chicken stock, hot 5large fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced (chiffonade) 2tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1⁄3cup grated Parmesan ¾cup mascarpone

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving (based on 1 cup): Calories 342 (34% from fat) • carb. 43g • pro. 10g • fat 13g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 31mg • sod. 836mg • calc. 73mg • fiber 2g


Put the olive oil in the cooking pot of the Cuisinart® Rice Plus™ Multi-Cooker. Select the Risotto function and press Start. Once oil is hot and shimmering, about 2 minutes, add the shallot, garlic and a pinch each of the salt and pepper. Sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add 1⁄3 of the mushrooms, butter and 2 teaspoons of the thyme. Sauté until softened and fragrant, 2 minutes. Add the rice and sauté until just translucent, about 10 minutes. Pour in the wine and cook until almost completely evaporated and then add the remaining mushrooms, salt and pepper. Sauté for about 3 minutes, until they are just starting to cook. Pour in all of the hot stock. Close the lid of the cooker and let the risotto finish cooking. Once the audible tone has sounded to indicate the end of cooking, open the lid and stir in the reserved thyme, basil, lemon juice, Parmesan, and mascarpone. Serve immediately. If you wish to use the Keep Warm function, more stock will need to be added before serving to ensure a creamy consistency.