Tomato risotto with fried garlic mushrooms

A fruity tomato risotto with Tuscan garlic mushrooms from the oven. If that’s not a reason to finally make risotto (again), then we don’t know what is.

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serves 4

  • 200 g risotto rice (we recommend Carnaroli rice)
  • 500 g fresh mushrooms
  • 4-5 shallots
  • 7-8 garlic cloves
  • 1 pack ORO di Parma chopped tomatoes (400 g)
  • 200 ml ORO di Parma strained tomatoes (400 ml)
  • 1 ball mozzarella (125 g)
  • 1 lemon (juice)
  • 30 g parmesan
  • 400-500 ml vegetable stock
  • 100 ml dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp. ORO di Parma tomato paste with basil
  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves (or flat leaf parsley)
  • Olive oil “extra vergine”
  • Sugar
  • Salt and pepper from the mill

Two Italian recipes combined: Risotto al pomodoro and Funghi alla toscana. They taste great together.


Finely chop the garlic, shallots and parsley. Clean the mushrooms and slice thinly. Halve the lemon, cut the mozzarella into small pieces and grate the parmesan.

The tomato stock

Add the chopped tomatoes and strained tomatoes to a saucepan with the vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Then gently simmer over a low heat.

The garlic mushrooms

Pre-heat the oven to 200° C (gas mark 3). Squirt some lemon juice over the mushroom slices. Fry the mushrooms in hot olive oil in portions and reduce the heat. Now add the garlic to the pan – and, if necessary, some more olive oil - and gently sauté. Now stir in the remaining lemon juice and tomato paste, season with salt and pepper and quickly add the mushrooms. Place the mushrooms in a heat-proof dish and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes. When the mushrooms are ready, set them aside to keep warm.

The risotto

Add 3 tbsp. olive oil to a large pan over a medium heat. Sauté the shallots and about 1/3 of the garlic for 2-3 minutes. Then add the rice and sauté for approx. 1 minute, before quenching with the white wine. When the white wine has largely boiled down, gradually pour in the warm tomato stock, but only enough to just about cover the rice. This will take about 20-25 minutes. Remember to stir as often as possible - best of all continuously.

The final

Try your risotto: if the rice is soft on the outside with a gentle bite inside, then it’s perfect. Now add salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Mix in the mozzarella and the grated parmesan. Arrange the tomato risotto onto plates with the garlic mushrooms and garnish with the mint leaves.

Buon appetito!

Products used:

Strained tomatoes
Chopped tomatoes

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