If you're looking for a hearty mushroom ristotto without the rice, you're in luck! This healthy grains-based mushroom risotto recipe is a perfect winter's dish. Plus, our meat-free friends will love the fact that every delicious serve provides 23g of natural vegetarian protein.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Serves: 1
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Vegetarian
Dietary Requirements: Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Vegetarian


  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 brown onion diced
  • 1/2 cup McKenzie's Soup Mix
  • 1.5 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup mushrooms (cup or button) sliced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Melt the butter in a medium pot, then add the onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes, until golden.
  • Add the McKenzies Soup Mix and the vegetable stock to the pot and leave to simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Next, add the mushrooms and thyme and continue to cook for a further 10 minutes. If more liquid is required, add water as needed.
  • Stir through the parmesan, season the risotto with salt and pepper and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Risotto with Grains & Legumes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 508.3 Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.4g22%
Saturated Fat 8.5g53%
Carbohydrates 61.9g21%
Fiber 16.7g70%
Sugar 10.5g12%
Protein 23.4g47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Posted by Shahna Sarpi

Shahna is a qualified nutritionist passionate about helping people live a nourished life through healthy eating and lifestyle practices. Utilising a whole foods approach to nutrition, Shahna aims to educate and inspire people to become their healthiest selves. With a love of food and being in the kitchen, she enjoys cooking up a storm and creating healthy recipes that everyone will enjoy.