Risotto al a Funghi

Naomi Scesny, Breville Home Economist
Cook time 45 minutes
Servings 4-6


1 tablespoon oil
30g butter
100g finely diced flat pancetta
1 onion, finely chopped
400g assorted mushrooms, sliced
350g Arborio or Carnaroli rice
½ cup dry white wine
1 litre chicken stock, room temperature
½ cup grated pecorino or parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Risotto al a Funghi


Using the Breville Multi Chef

Saute Setting

1. Press the ‘Menu Selector’ button to the ‘Saute’ setting. Heat removable cooking bowl for 3 minutes with the lid on.
2. Remove lid, add oil and butter, heat, covered, for 1 minute or until butter has melted. Add pancetta and cook stirring, occasionally for 4-5 minutes or until crisp and fat has rendered out.
3. Add onions and cook covered, stirring occasionally, for 3- 4 minutes,  or until onions have softened.
4. Add mushrooms and cook covered, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until mushrooms have softened slightly
5. Add rice, mix well, cover with lid and cook for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring once.
6. Stir in wine, and cook uncovered for 3 minutes or until all wine is absorbed.

Risotto Setting

7. Stir in stock, cover with the lid and press the ‘Menu Selector’ button to the ‘Risotto’ setting.
8. When it switches to the ‘Warm’ setting, which will take about 20 – 30 minutes, remove the lid and stir through grated pecorino cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper

Serve immediately.

NOTE: A variety of mushrooms can be used for this recipe i.e.; Swiss Brown, Portobello, shiitake, field, oyster etc