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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Henderson’s Relish is a fab gluten free substitute for Worcester sauce, and if you can’t get it at the supermarket you can get it on Amazon!Henderson’s Relish 284ml (284ml bottle)

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
  • ½ 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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KareThursday 28th March 2019

Will this recipe be ok in the XL Genius and what temperature would I use please

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    Emma TSunday 7th April 2019

    Hi Kare,

    We’ve not tried the recipe in one of those so not sure what the settings would be – would be worth trying it out!

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HannahThursday 8th November 2018

Loved this recipie. Don’t have an XL Actifry and had reservations about putting so much liquid in my machine but it was incredible and so easy!!

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MeganMonday 17th September 2018

I have never successfully managed to make risotto but am attempting this tonight. It says 2 stock cubes to 1.4l – my stock cubes each make 190ml. Do i do more stock cubes to make up the 1.4l or less stock ? I am doing it on the hob for 2 people if that makes a difference.

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FionaSaturday 14th July 2018

Fantastic recipe. I made this on the stove, adding a few ladles of veg stock at a time. The recipe definitely makes more than two portions!

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Clair RobinsonTuesday 26th June 2018

Hi

Is it at all possible to make this without an Actifry?

I bought all the ingredients not realising I needed an Actifry :-/

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DMonday 25th June 2018

First meal I have made in my new actifry and oh my … love it! Thank you for the recipe

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HelenThursday 21st June 2018

Are there any different risotto recipes that can be done in the actifry, not a big mushroom fan in our house.

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JulieFriday 8th June 2018

Yummy! I missed out the vinegar by accident but it doesn’t seem to have spoilt the dish, it’s delicious! I needed a bit more liquid than stated but it came out brilliant. Thanks for a lovely recipe 🙂 xx

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Leia JonesSunday 20th May 2018

Does this definitely only serve 2? I’ve just made it and it made 3 very generous portions, could easily serve 4 as 75g is the recommended individual portion of rice?
Delicious recipe though!

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MarieTuesday 24th April 2018

My Actifry has leaked both times I have tried this. Any ideas?

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NikiTuesday 3rd April 2018

hi jane

Thanks for replying,may seem like a silly question but would i cook my rice first before adding,I’m a newby first week following plan and new too this cooking???? thanks again

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nikiTuesday 3rd April 2018

Hi

would you have instructions please how to cook this in a slow cooker please as i don’t have actifry only,

Thanks

Niki

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CatMonday 2nd April 2018

I found this too vinegar-y too, spoiled it for me. Also can you confirm is this for 2 people or 4?
It seems like a lot for 2.
Thanks!

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Nicola GuttridgeMonday 26th March 2018

I was thinking of adding bacon to this, at what stage would I add this? I’m thinking for the last ten minutes or so? Thank you.

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DavinaMonday 19th March 2018

Hi, I tried this recipe in my actifry express xl but the rice didn’t cook – I followed the recipe exactly but ended up having to finish it in the hob! Any ideas where I went wrong? It was delicious!

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Angie BrownSaturday 10th March 2018

Made this the other evening and loved it. So easy to make in the Actifry. After I dished up I added some roasted chicken breast on the top. Was enough for my hubby and I and a portion for the freezer. Would definitely recommend.

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Donna SimpkinThursday 15th February 2018

can I just use parmesan instead of pecorino

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Andrea GoucherTuesday 13th February 2018

Hi, I can’t wait to do this, I love mushroom risotto. Could it be done with chicken too. Perhaps if I did it for 10 minuets before doing the mushrooms and onions.

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paula nottleSunday 11th February 2018

our actifrys dont have a paddle they just blow the hot air onto the food. can u suggest some receipes for this type of actifry?

Thanks

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Angie BrownWednesday 7th February 2018

Please could you tell me the stock liquid measure is that 1 pint 4 oz? Thanks

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MichelleTuesday 6th February 2018

Hi can you do this in the slow cooker at all

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LouiseTuesday 6th February 2018

Is there something I can replace the henderson’s relish with? I’ve looked and can’t find it in any location shops & im veggie so can’t have Worcester. Thanks!

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Anne MillsTuesday 6th February 2018

Hi…. can this recioe be made on the stove-top?

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EllieThursday 1st February 2018

Hiya, I love your crockery where did you get it from?! Loving all the recipes, keep them coming! X

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Amanda StrangeThursday 1st February 2018

Is there an alternative to the relish I can use? Normal worcester sauce?

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Sue ThomasSunday 28th January 2018

This recipe is fantastic! and will become firm fav!! No standing around, and now have made this and the Firecracker Chicken in my Actifry and both were brilliant. More recipes for the Actifry please!! Maybe there are more but I could not find them?????
Big thanks to Nom Nom Nom!

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Maureen JonesSunday 21st January 2018

What is Henderson’s relish and where can I buy it

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Sarah CapelinSunday 21st January 2018

Hi! Loving the new Actifry recipes ???? I have the original/old Actifry, not the express one. How long would I need to leave the timings? Thank you x

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BrendaSaturday 20th January 2018

What is pecorino and Henderson relish please and where would I buy it
Thanks Brenda

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PaulSaturday 20th January 2018

Is there an alternative method? As I don’t have an actifry.

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