Bavarian-style Mushroom Risotto


Bavarian-style Mushroom Risotto

Bavarian Forest Mushroom Delight

In the heart of Bavaria, where rich flavors and hearty dishes reign supreme, we have adapted the classic Italian risotto to create a Bavarian-style Mushroom Risotto. This comforting dish combines the creaminess of Arborio rice with earthy forest mushrooms, resulting in a delightful fusion of Italian and Bavarian cuisines.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

30 minutes

60 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Soy-free

Dairy (butter, cheese)

Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb


While the original Italian risotto typically uses ingredients like Parmesan cheese and white wine, our Bavarian-style Mushroom Risotto incorporates Bavarian forest mushrooms and Bavarian beer for a unique twist. The flavors are richer and deeper, reflecting the robustness of Bavarian cuisine. We alse have the original recipe for Risotto, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 400 kcal / 1674 KJ
  • Fat: 12g (6g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 60g (2g sugars)
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until translucent.
  2. 2.
    Add the Arborio rice to the saucepan and stir well, ensuring each grain is coated with butter.
  3. 3.
    Pour in the Bavarian beer and cook until it evaporates, stirring constantly.
  4. 4.
    Gradually add the vegetable broth, one ladle at a time, stirring continuously until the liquid is absorbed before adding the next ladle.
  5. 5.
    In a separate pan, sauté the sliced Bavarian forest mushrooms until golden brown.
  6. 6.
    Once the rice is cooked al dente, stir in the sautéed mushrooms and grated Emmental cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. 7.
    Remove from heat and let the risotto rest for a few minutes before serving.
  8. 8.
    Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Arborio rice — Rinse the rice under cold water before cooking to remove excess starch and achieve a creamier texture.
  • Bavarian forest mushrooms — Clean the mushrooms gently with a damp cloth or brush to remove any dirt. Avoid washing them as they absorb water easily.

Tips & Tricks

  • To enhance the Bavarian flavors, you can add a pinch of caraway seeds or a splash of Bavarian mustard to the risotto.
  • For a creamier texture, stir in a tablespoon of sour cream or crème fraîche before serving.
  • If you prefer a stronger beer flavor, use a dark Bavarian beer instead of a lighter one.
  • Experiment with different types of Bavarian forest mushrooms, such as porcini or chanterelles, for a more diverse flavor profile.
  • Leftover risotto can be transformed into delicious arancini by shaping the cold risotto into balls, coating them in breadcrumbs, and frying until golden brown.

Serving advice

Serve the Bavarian-style Mushroom Risotto as a main course, accompanied by a fresh green salad and crusty Bavarian bread. It pairs well with a glass of Bavarian beer or a crisp white wine.

Presentation advice

For an elegant presentation, mold the risotto into a round shape using a ring mold or a small bowl. Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley and a sprinkle of grated Emmental cheese.