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Mushroom Risotto with Chicken and Peas

Creamy risotto requires some patience but it’s always worth the wait.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min


4 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
2 tbsp olive oil
4 cups assorted mushrooms, such as cremini, shiitake and oyster, chopped
1 onion, finely-chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme, finely-chopped
1 ½ cups Arborio rice
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp each salt and pepper
½ cup white wine
2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
1 cup peas
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
Asiago cheese, grated (for garnish)

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Pour the broth into a saucepan set over medium heat; bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low to maintain heat. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a Dutch oven set over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, onion and thyme. Cook for 7 minutes or until browned. Add the rice, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes or until well coated and fragrant.

  2. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes or until reduced by half. Ladle in 1 cup (250 mL) broth. Cook, stirring constantly, until almost all the liquid is absorbed. Continue to add all but ½ cup (125 mL) of the broth, 1 cup (250 mL) at a time and stirring constantly, for 20 to 25 minutes or until the rice is tender, but still slightly toothsome in the centre.

  3. Stir in the reserved ½ cup broth, chicken, peas and parsley. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

Per 1 ¼ cups (300 mL) serving Amount
Protein28 g
Fat10 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Carbohydrate65 g
Fibre3 g
Sugar5 g
Cholesterol32 mg
Sodium334 mg
Per 1 ¼ cups (300 mL) serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A16
Vitamin C14
Vitamin B611
Vitamin B124