Mushroom Risotto with Brown butter sage on plate

Mushroom Sage Risotto

  • Author: Stephanie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Italian


Delicious risotto made with a white wine broth, infused with sage butter, topped with sautéd oyster mushrooms and fresh parmesan cheese.



  • 1lb Oyster mushrooms (or mushroom of choice), cleaned and trimmed
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 4 tbsp + 2 tbsp Butter, divided
  • 6 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 tbsp white onion or shallot, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup Arborio rice (or other short-grain rice)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups broth, warmed in small side pot
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Garnish: Fresh grated parmesan cheese


  • In a small sauce pot, warm broth on low
  • In a sauté pan, over medium heat add 2 tbsp olive oil, mushrooms, a little salt/pepper and sauté until lightly browned, about 8 minutes, remove and set aside.
  • Add 4 tbsp of butter and fresh sage leaves. Stir and cook for about 3-4 minutes until butter begins to brown, remove from heat and set aside. Add remaining 2 tbsp of butter and onions, sauté 3-4 min until they begin to soften. Add garlic and cook 1 minute until fragrant. Add arborio rice and toast, stirring a few times, for 1 minute. Add white wine and allow it to deglaze in the skillet, about 3 minutes.
  • Slowly begin adding the broth one ladle at a time, continuously stirring. Do not add another ladle until the liquid has absorbed into the rice. Continue doing this until risotto is al dente and no longer absorbs liquid, about 16-18 minutes. Should be about 3 1/2-4 cups of broth. You do not want it to be watery.
  • Once the risotto is done cooking, turn the heat off, add the brown butter sage, mushrooms, and stir together. Remove from heat and add salt & pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh parmesan.


  • Ensure broth is warmed before adding it to the risotto
  • Add 1 ladle at a time, continuously stirring until liquid is absorbed then repeat.
  • Risotto should be al dente when done cooking, not mushy.
  • Serving size is 2 for an entree and 4 servings as a side dish

Keywords: risotto, mushrooms, sage, italian, mushroom risotto