Garlic Mushroom Risotto

  • 10MINS
  • 55MINS
  • 501KCAL

This Garlic Mushroom Risotto is one of the easiest dishes that you can can make in a Tefal Actifry XL, and a great low Point and low calorie meal!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories501
  • Carbs94g
  • Protein17g
  • Fat9g
  • Saturates6g
  • Sugars3g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

The Tefal Actifry XL makes cooking risotto soooo easy. It has a paddle, which means you don’t need to keep stirring!

We have been asked by Tefal to create some recipes using their Actifry, and this is one of them!

It’s such a versatile kitchen gadget, and we love making the Garlic Mushroom Risotto as it makes it such an easy recipe to follow. No stirring, no messing, the Actifry does all the hard work for you!

As fab as Risotto is, having to keep stirring it is no good when you’re in a rush, or have the kids to keep an eye on!

What diets is this Garlic Mushroom Risotto suitable for?

This Garlic Mushroom Risotto is suitable for anyone following dairy free, vegetarian or vegan diets as long as you omit the following;

  • Pecorino cheese

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Stock cubes

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Garlic Mushroom Risotto recipe?

  • You need to count 13 Points per portion of this Garlic Mushroom Risotto recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 13 Points per portion of this Garlic Mushroom Risotto recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 13 Points per portion of this Garlic Mushroom Risotto recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Due to the rice in this recipe, it is quite hefty in points. However, you could always replace half of the risotto rice with a vegetable version, such as cauliflower rice. You’d need to adjust the cooking time, but this would mean you could enjoy this tasty meal without using tons of points!

What do I need to make this Garlic Mushroom Risotto?

We’ve reviewed the Tefal Actifry Express XL  – check out our review here.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE!

We created this recipe in the Tefal Actifry XL model. If you don’t have the XL version we highly advise reducing the quantity in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

Where there is a box with the number 3 for servings, change this to 2 or less and the ingredient quantities will reduce automatically. 

You don’t want to overfill and damage your machine!

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How many calories are in this Garlic Mushroom Risotto?

This Garlic Mushroom Risotto has 501 calories per portion. This means it falls into our Special Occasion category.

Why not treat yourself to it for a special dinner party meal?

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. 

Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Add the onions, 200g of the sliced mushrooms and the garlic to the Actifry Pan. Spray with low calorie cooking spray and add the Hendersons relish. Cook for 5 minutes.

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Step 2

Add the rice and cook for another 3 minutes.

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Step 3

Add the stock, white wine vinegar and remaining 100g of mushrooms.

Step 4

Cook for 45 minutes.

Step 5

Add the peas, lemon juice, pecorino, chopped parsley and black pepper. Cook for another 3 minutes.

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How do you know when this Garlic Mushroom Risotto is cooked?

After using the Actifry, the rice should be cooked throughout.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep this Garlic Mushroom Risotto in the fridge?

As we all know you can get food poisoning from eating reheated rice, but, it’s not actually the reheating that can cause issues, it is, in fact, the way that the rice has been stored beforehand where the problem begins.

Rice can contain spores that are resistant to heat and can survive the cooking process.

If cooked rice is left standing at room temperature these spores can grow into bacteria. At this point, the bacteria can be destroyed by reheating the rice thoroughly.

You should remember to do the following if you’re going to keep leftover rice:

  • Cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) then put it in the fridge immediately. You can split larger portions up into smaller batches to cool quicker.
  • Reheat and use any leftover rice (stored in the fridge) within one day.
  • When you reheat any rice, always check it is steaming hot all the way through.
  • Don’t reheat cooked rice more than once.

Can I freeze this Garlic Mushroom Risotto?

As when keeping rice in the fridge, make sure to do the following if you plan to freeze it:

  • Cool the rice as quickly as possible (ideally within one hour) then freeze it immediately. You can split larger portions up into smaller batches to cool quicker.
  • Freeze as soon as the rice is cold.
  • When you reheat any rice, always check it is steaming hot all the way through.
  • Don’t reheat cooked rice more than once.

How do I reheat this Garlic Mushroom Risotto?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Garlic Mushroom Risotto

This Garlic Mushroom Risotto is one of the easiest dishes that you can can make in a Tefal Actifry XL, and a great low Point and low calorie meal!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    55 MINS
  • KCals 501
  • Carbs 94G
WW Points
  • 13 Green
  • 13 Blue
  • 13 Purple

Ingredients

  • 300 g arborio rice
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 80 g frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish or Worcestershire sauce
  • 300 g mushrooms sliced
  • 1.4 l vegetable stock 2 stock cubes made up with 1.4l of boiling water
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon juice only
  • 1 handful fresh parsley chopped
  • 90 g Pecorino cheese omit if vegetarian
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Add the onions, 200g of the sliced mushrooms and the garlic to the Actifry Pan. Spray with low calorie cooking spray and add the Hendersons relish. Cook for 5 Minutes.
  2. Add the rice and cook for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, white wine vinegar and remaining 100g of mushrooms.
  4. Cook for 45 minutes.
  5. Add the peas, lemon juice, pecorino, chopped parsley and black pepper. Cook for another 3 minutes.

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LewisMonday 28th September 2020

Is 501 calories correct for this? Seems a lot for what it is, the beef risotto is only listed as 300. Thanks

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    HollyThursday 1st October 2020

    Hey Lewis, I have double checked the nutritional information for this recipe and it is correct on the recipe page. This recipe differs in potion size from the Bolognese Risotto and also includes 90g of Pecorino cheese you could omit this and alter the calories accordingly if you’d like. Here is a link to our guide on how we work our the nutritional information for all of our recipes https://pinchofnom.com/how-to-work-out-calories-and-points-in-a-recipe/

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Jessica KirkTuesday 7th July 2020

Can this be done in the oven like the smoked salmon oven baked risotto in the 2nd book?

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    LisaTuesday 7th July 2020

    Hi Jessica. Yes, you could do this in the oven. Use the instructions in the book as a base. Hope that helps.

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TishThursday 30th January 2020

I don’t have a actifry can this recipe work by just using a pan with the stirring!!?

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    Steve CowderoyTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Tish, you can make this dish without using a Actifry. Add stock gradually until rice is cooked and all liquid has been absorbed. Hope this helps.

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KellySunday 26th January 2020

Is an original actifry okay for this recipe?

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    Holly LevellMonday 22nd June 2020

    Hi Kelly, We created this recipe in the Tefal Actifry XL model. If you don’t have the XL version we advise reducing the quantity in the recipe card at the bottom of the page. Where there is a box with the number 3 for servings, change this to 2 or less and the ingredient quantities will reduce automatically. You don’t want to overfill and damage your machine! Hope that helps!

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DaniSaturday 25th January 2020

Can this recipe be done in a slow cooker as dont own a actifry ☹?

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    Steve CowderoyTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Dani, you can cook this dish in a slow cooker or on the stove top. Thanks for getting in touch with us and please let us know how you get on.

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SamSaturday 11th January 2020

What if you don’t have an actifry can you still
Make this risotto

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    SharonFriday 5th June 2020

    Hi Sam, yes, you can make this recipe if you don’t have an Actifry. It should be fine if you use a large frying pan and follow the recipe instructions as they are.

    Reply

KellyWednesday 8th January 2020

How would this be cooked in a pressure cooker?

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    HollyFriday 16th October 2020

    Hi Kelly, We have recently published an article on slow cooker and instant pot conversions which you can find here if you scroll down there is a table that gives a rough guide for how to convert recipes. These times are just a rough guide only, so please make sure that everything is cooked through before serving. If not, just cook it for a bit longer. Hope that helps!

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