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Flavorful caramelized onions, mushrooms, and balsamic are the star flavors in this SUPER-creamy risotto that comes together easily in one pan in less than 30 minutes!
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Caramelized Onion Mushroom Balsamic Risotto

Flavorful caramelized onions, mushrooms, and balsamic are the star flavors in this SUPER-creamy risotto that comes together easily in one pan in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups hot chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, saute onions in 2 tablespoons butter, stirring occasionally 15-20 minutes until onions are caramelized and tender. Increase heat to medium-high and add mushrooms to skillet, stirring occasionally until mushrooms are tender. Transfer onion-mushroom mixture to a bowl and set aside.
  • In same skillet, saute garlic in remaining 1 tablespoon butter until fragrant. Add rice to skillet and stir 1 minute. Add vinegar, then reduce heat to medium and begin adding hot chicken broth to rice, a little bit at a time, waiting until liquid is evaporated before adding more broth. Continue adding broth in small amounts 10-15 minutes until rice is tender and creamy. Stir in half-and-half, onion/mushroom mixture, and season risotto with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve risotto warm and enjoy!