Get ready for dinner with this Mushroom Risotto recipe, a perfect pairing for the 2022 Don’s Legacy Blend. This delectable Mushroom combines the earthy goodness of mushrooms with creamy Arborio rice, creating a velvety and satisfying dish that perfectly complements the complex notes of the red wine.


  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced (mix of varieties)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Don’s Legacy Blend
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth, kept warm
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Fresh thyme leaves (about 1 tablespoon, or adjust to your preference)


  • Heat olive oil and butter over medium heat in a large skillet or pan. Add onions and garlic, and sauté until softened.
  • Add mushrooms to the pan and cook until they release moisture and become golden brown.
  • Add salt, pepper, and thyme leaves.
  • Stir in Arborio rice, ensuring it’s well-coated with the oil, and mix with the mushrooms.
  • Pour in the red wine, stirring constantly until the rice mostly absorbs it.
  • Add the warm broth, one ladle at a time, stirring frequently. Allow the liquid to be absorbed before adding the next ladle.
  • Continue this process until the rice is creamy and cooked to al dente texture. It usually takes about 18-20 minutes.
  • Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.