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Lemon White Wine Brown Rice Risotto

Lemon White Wine Brown Rice Risotto

Brown Rice Risotto made with white wine, fresh lemon zest, mushrooms and freshly grated parmesan cheese is the epitome of creamy, comfort food.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Brown Rice Risotto
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 396kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 3 cups baby bella mushrooms thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup short grain brown rice
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth for vegetarian option
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste


  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest


  • In a medium/large sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced shallot and then sauté for 2-3 minutes, stir and add the sliced mushrooms and sauté for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the brown rice, sprinkle with salt and lightly toast for 3 minutes, stirring a few times.
  • Add the white wine to the pan and stir until absorbed. Pour in ½ cup of chicken or vegetable broth and stir frequently until absorbed. Repeat 3-4 more times, until all the broth is absorbed and the rice is cooked to your preference. This may take 30 - 40 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the parmesan cheese and fresh lemon zest. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese, fresh lemon zest and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!


If the risotto is still firm after 1 cup of wine and 2 cups of broth, add more broth a ¼ cup at a time.
If refrigerating, the risotto will harden, to heat it, add it to a sauce pan, add ¼ cup of broth and heat on low/medium until creamy. Add more broth if needed.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 379mg | Iron: 1.4mg