Steak and Mushroom Risotto – 30 Minutes From Start to Finish!
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A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I went out to eat at a local restaurant in town. They had a boneless wing special, and a beef and mushroom risotto special, and my husband was having a reallllly hard time deciding which one he wanted to order.
So I told him to get his wings, and I would make a delicious steak (not just plain ol’d beef!) and mushroom risotto at home one night for dinner. He had his wings – and loved them – and I got my creative wheels turning, thinking about what I could put into this new risotto I was going to make.
A couple of nights later, I grabbed some strip steak from the grocery store, and this risotto appeared! It’s creamy, the texture is perfect, it’s the right amount of salty – it’s just really good!
It was also easier than risottos I’ve made in the past. I didn’t have to stir the rice constantly, and cooking the peas, mushrooms and steak alongside the rice was simple. It takes a little time (about 20-25 minutes) for all the liquid to cook into the rice, but it’s so worth the extra bit of time for an extra-special meal!
And – if you’re not really a steak person, this risotto would be just a good with chicken, or honestly, without any meat at all!
Make sure, when you make this, you use Arborio rice. This is ‘risotto’ rice; it’s the only rice that will absorb the liquid and cook to the consistency expected in classic risotto. I buy mine here – it’s cheap, it comes in a sturdy container, and it keeps for a long time.
- 1 1/2 c. dry Arborio rice
- 1 c. white wine
- 3-4 c. chicken broth
- 8 oz. Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
- 1 c. frozen peas
- 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
- 1/4 c. sour cream
- 3/4 c. Parmesan, freshly grated
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 c. butter, unsalted
- 1 lb. strip steak, sliced and cut into pieces
Add 2 tablespoons of butter to a pot over medium heat. Let melt completely. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
Add in rice and saute in butter for 1 minute. Then pour in white wine.
Let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes, or until liquid is mostly absorbed.
Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Let simmer until absorbed. Continue to do this with 2 cups of chicken broth (so 4 times total).
After 2 cups of broth (and 1 cup wine) have been absorbed, taste rice for doneness. It should be slightly chewy, but still firm - you don't want soggy rice! If it is not done, add another 1/2 c. broth, let it absorb, and then check again.
While rice is cooking, heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add the steak and let sear - 2 minutes on each side. Then continue stirring and sauteing until cooked through.
Remove steak to a plate or bowl. Add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil to pan, swirl and let heat. Add mushrooms and peas and cook until tender - 2-4 minutes, depending on the texture you like.
Add steak back to skillet, along with cooked rice. Stir to combine. Add parmesan, sour cream, and - if needed - 1/4 c. of chicken broth. Stir slowly to combine, letting parmesan fully melt.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with more shredded parmesan if desired, for serving.
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I so wish I could decide to make a dish instead of buying it. Nice job! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
I have never attempted to make a risotto of any sort at home but you’ve inspired me to try at least once
Kate Veggie Desserts (@veggie_desserts)
Sounds great! I love a nice creamy risotto – especially with mushrooms.
Perfect time saving yummy dish to savor upon! Have bookmarked it for future.
Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu
I will be buying the Arborio rice and making this one.I loved the simplicity of it.
Risotto is my favorite and with the addition of mushrooms, this dish looks great!
My husband would have ordered the wings and I would have ordered the risotto. Making it at home is even better.
This looks delicious. As a chef, I always enjoy seeing what other people are doing on food blogs! And I love the name of your site!
I don’t like mushrooms much, but I’m sure my family members would love this dish. Will try soon 🙂
I love mushrooms so this is right up my alley!
I make risotto from time to time and I always use Arborio. It comes out perfectly every time.
This looks absolutely delicious and pretty easy to make. I really would like to go make it now, even though I really should be eating a late breakfast or lunch right about now…can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe!
I love mushroom risotto and this recipe is so quick and easy.
As a professional chelf I love it when people get creative in the kitchen and have fun with it! This looks so delicious! Risotto is so hard to master, you seem to have done an amazing job with this one! I’m sure it was lovely!
This looks amazing! Pinned for future use.
I love risotto and I’m always looking for new ways to make it. This looks like a great meal for my hubby and I. He loves steak and I love risotto, so wi-win!
the wise hero
This looks yummy. Good to have recipes of restaurant dishes at home.
Just printed this one off for dinner tonight. We have some left over steak from yesterday and I was trying to figure out a way to use it. This looks awesome!
Yummm. This looks amazing, I will definitely be giving this a try.
I have only tried to make risotto once and it didn’t turn out very well. But I love it so I need to try this one. I love steak and mushrooms together! – Corey
This looks so yummy and easy to make! I love when dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes.
What a decadently delicious recipe! Can’t wait to try this!
This looks so yummy and anything with fresh Parmesan cheese is heaven. And I bet it would be good with chicken or steak. Gotta try it.
Steak and mushrooms are the perfect combination. It looks like a wonderful dinner.
Nom nom nom! Looks good!
Looks SO good! Steak and mushrooms pair perfectly with risotto.
This looks yummy. Creamy and cheesey
This looks sooo yummy! My family would love this!
Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy
Yummy! I love a good risotto!
This recipe definitely looks delicious. Between the steak, the mushrooms and the risotto, I am really hungry. I would love to try this out.
This looks delicious! I love risotto, and it would be so great with mushrooms. I’m now looking forward to fresh spring mushrooms so I can whip up some risotto 🙂 Cheers, Mary Jane
Yum! I’ve seen this with chicken, but not steak. Would love to try giving the risotto part to my son, he’s at the age he can start eating that (maybe not the steak though!). Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
I haven’t had a good homemade risotto in months!! I’ve not had steak with my risotto, but I see no reason why it won’t be out of this world amazing!!! This looks delicious! 🙂
This looks amazing!! My mouth is literally watering… I’m going to have to try this.
I always order mushroom risotto when I see it on the menu. Though we haven’t attempted to make some at home. Thanks for the tip on the risotto rice. We would have used normal rice and prolly ended up with mush!
This looks so yummy! It would be perfect to make for a family dinner for sure!
Oh my goodness, steak, mushrooms, and risotto are three of my favourite foods so I’m definitely going to have to make it! it sounds amazing!
Oh my gosh, this looks so good. and in 30 minutes… amazing!!
T. M. Brown
This recipe looks stellar! I love steak and risotto and that parm sitting on top of it? OH, my gosh! Yup – this looks like a keeper.
This dish looks so delicious! I am a huge risotto fan, and I can just imagine how delicious it would be combined with the steak and mushrooms. I can’t wait to try this recipe soon!
Steak and mushrooms- that’s the perfect combo! Sooo good. Gotta save this
This looks and sounds so delicious and I love the story behind it. Thanks for sharing!
Sushmita Thakare Jain
Whenever I think of risotto, it correlates me to Masterchef Australia Death dish!
However love them, so would love to try it sometime 😀
I’ve been looking for new recipes and this one looks amazing!