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oyster mushroom risotto in an antique bowl with fluted edge

Oyster Mushroom Risotto

Missing mushrooms on the low FODMAP diet? This Oyster Mushroom Risotto will satisfy - oyster mushrooms are Green Light approved by Monash!

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 8 servings
Calories: 312 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 8 cups (2 L) water
  • 2 tablespoons Fody Chicken Soup Base
  • 2 tablespoons (20 g) dried, crumbled porcini mushrooms
  • 8 tablespoons (113 g) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, divided
  • 3/4 cup (48 g) chopped scallions, green parts only
  • 1 pound (455 g) oyster mushrooms, cleaned, tough stems removed (and saved; see Tips), roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups (246 g) Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup (25 g) grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving


  1. Combine the water, FODY Chicken Base and the porcini in a medium-sized pot - or use 8 cups 2L of low FODMAP chicken stock. Bring to a boil over high heat, stir well, adjust heat down and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for 10 minutes or until porcini have softened. Keep very warm/hot.

  2. Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat, add scallions and sauté for a few minutes until softened, but not browned. Add mushrooms and sauté until mushrooms have softened and cooked down a bit, but still retain some texture. This will just take a few minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper - but go light on salt as you will be adding stock and cheese. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter in pan over medium heat. Add rice and stir, coating in butter and cook until the edges of the rice begin to look translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in wine; mixture should bubble up. Stir and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Now, here is the magical risotto creation part that separates this dish from mere steamed rice. Stir in about 3/4 cup (180 ml) of the hot chicken stock (bits of mushroom included) and keep stirring until it almost completely absorbs. Add another 3/4 cup (180 ml) of the hot chicken stock, again stirring for about 1 minute or until it almost completely absorbs. Repeat until the rice is cooked al dente - it should be a tad firm - and the mixture is creamy. Cooking time after adding stock will be about 20 minutes. You might not use all of the chicken stock - but do try and get all those porcini bits in there! Stir in the reserved scallions and mushrooms, then stir in the 1/4 cup (25 g) Parmesan cheese and serve risotto immediately in warm bowls, passing extra Parmesan at the table. A pepper mill is nice to have on hand too.


  • Take the time to buy the Arborio rice, which is necessary for the creamy texture you are looking for in a risotto.
Nutrition Facts
Oyster Mushroom Risotto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 136mg6%
Potassium 286mg8%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.