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Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas [Gluten-Free, Vegetarian]

This creamy Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas is a hearty, vegetarian meal that is perfect for a weeknight or weekend dinner.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword gluten free, italian food, meatless monday, risotto, vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6


  • 58 oz. gluten-free vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup minced sweet onion
  • 12 oz. finely chopped cremini mushrooms (baby bella mushrooms)
  • 2 cups Arborio rice (not rinsed)
  • 1 cup white wine (preferably Pinot Grigio)
  • 1 cup frozen peas (thawed)
  • 1 cup freshly grated vegetarian Parmesan cheese (I used BelGioioso Vegetarian Parmesan)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper


  • Warm vegetable broth in a pot over medium to medium-high heat.
  • Heat butter and olive oil in a wide pan until butter is melted.
  • Add the onion and mushrooms and cook over medium to medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Turn heat to medium and add the rice. Stir until the rice is well coated.
  • Add one ladleful (approximately ¼ cup) of broth and stir.
  • When broth is absorbed, add the wine and stir.
  • Once wine is absorbed, add one ladleful of broth until it is absorbed, stirring constantly.
  • Continue to add one ladleful of broth at a time to the rice and stir constantly until broth is absorbed and rice is just tender and has a creamy consistency (will take about 20-25 minutes minutes from this point).
  • Once the rice is creamy and you have used all or most of your broth (you might not need it all), stir in peas, cheese, tarragon, and white pepper. Cook over medium heat for 2 more minutes, stirring constantly.