Quick Mushroom & Leek Risotto

rice with leeks, mushrooms, sage and Parmesan


  • 2 cups easy cook rice
  • 4¼ cups water
  • 1 large leek (chopped)
  • 300g button mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 tbs Carotino or olive oil
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • sea salt to taste
  • 3 tbs grated Parmesan cheese + some more to sprinkle
  • black peppercorns
  • couple of fresh sage leaves (chopped)

quick fast risotto


  1. In a large pot stir-fry on butter and oil mushrooms and leek, once browned stir in rice, water, garlic and sage.
  2. Cook covered until rice is cooked and almost all water is absorbed.
  3. Add Parmesan, season to taste with salt.
  4. Share to the plates, sprinkle with some more Parmesan and freshly cracked pepper.

Serves 4-6 people as a side dish or snack.


I served it with roasted salmon, lemon and some rocket leaves on a side.
Optionally cook the dish with vegetable cube and then skip salt.

Looking for some more risotto recipes?

Michelle made very tempting, even for me who does not eat bacon, leek and bacon risotto.

Your thoughts…

  1. That is not risotto! That is rice. There is no such thing as “quick risotto”

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