Creamy Pea and Mushroom Risotto with Smoked Salmon

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

One of my favourite meals at the moment! I have always wanted to make my own risotto but thought it was too difficult or time-consuming for a quick meal, but it is actually very simple and easy to make!

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes

Katie's Risotto Recipe Ingredients


25g butter

1 onion, finely chopped

1 clove of garlic, finely chopped/crushed

500ml hot vegetable stock

150g Arborio Risotto Rice

Small bottle of white wine

150g frozen peas

1 lemon

5 baby mushrooms

Dill or Parsley

3 tablespoons of creme fraiche

Served with:

Smoked salmon

Cherry Tomatoes

Iceberg lettuce

Other serving suggestions: poached salmon fillet, green beans, spinach.


Step 1: Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Step 2: Add the rice and stir into the butter. Make sure every grain of rice is covered with butter. Cook for 1 minute.

Now I have a confession to make, I completely forgot about the mushrooms at this point :/ I would usually add them in at this stage but I forgot. Instead, I put the chopped mushrooms into a small pan with a knob of butter and cooked them for 2-3 minutes before adding them to the risotto. (Silly me :/ just imagine I put the mushrooms in.)

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Step 3: Add the wine and cook for 1 minute. Whilst this is cooking boil the kettle and mix the stock cube and water together in a measuring jug.

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Step 4: Add the stock gradually, use ladle or large serving spoon. Add more stock once each amount of stock has been absorbed. Stir regularly.

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Step 5: With the last amount of stock add the peas and lemon juice and stir. Sometimes I add an extra splash of white wine at this stage (not an alcoholic! I just really enjoy a wine taste in the risotto).

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Step 6: Cook for another 4 minutes. This is the time to season and add the dill/parsley. Finally, take on the heat and add the 3 spoonfuls of creme fraiche and stir into the risotto.

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

Serve with smoked salmon, baby iceberg lettuce, cherry tomatoes and half a lemon

Or serve with a poached salmon fillet, green beans and spinach.

KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe KatieWoo's Risotto Recipe

2 thoughts on “Creamy Pea and Mushroom Risotto with Smoked Salmon

  1. Used this to make dinner last night! It was fab! Thank you for an easy to follow and very tasty recipe 🙂 New favourite dish!!

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