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How To Make Risotto For One

How To Make Risotto For One - You won't believe how easy it is to make risotto for one person with this easy risotto recipe. A single serving of creamy, flavorful risotto perfect for anyone cooking for one. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
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Total Time30 mins
Course: Main, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: risotto
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 835kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter , divided
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions (3/4 ounce)
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Arborio rice
  • 2 ounces white wine
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Pour the chicken broth into a saucepan and bring it to a simmer over low heat.  Make sure to have a ladle nearby.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter and the olive oil over medium heat in a deep sided 10-inch skillet .
  • When the butter has melted, add the fresh mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the chopped onions and garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Season with the salt and stir in the rice.  Let the oils coat the grains and continue to toast the rice, stirring for about 3 minutes.
  • Add the wine to the pan and simmer until the liquid has almost evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  • Add 1/4 cup of the broth and stir until almost completely absorbed, about 2 minutes.
  • Continue to add broth to the pan, 1/4 cup at a time and stir until absorbed. Continue this process until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.  Taste and season with salt if necessary.
  • Stir in the remaining tablespoon of butter and parmesan cheese.
  • Remove from heat, taste and season with additional salt, if desired.  Serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 835kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 557mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 296mg | Iron: 5.2mg