Risotto with Morels: We want MORE(ls) of this recipe!

Guido Pedrelli
Guido Pedrelli
Italian Cuisine Expert and Food Blogger
Guido Pedrelli
Guido Pedrelli, the mastermind behind Nonna Box, has honed his culinary expertise for decades, inspired by family feasts in Emilia-Romagna. Mentored by his restaurateur nonna, he mastered Italian classics and furthered his skills with professional culinary studies in desserts and gelato making from Mec3. Today, he shares this rich legacy and authentic recipes through Nonna Box.
Expertise: Italian cuisine, Pasta, Pizza, Pastry, Dessert

Morels are considered to be the crème de la crème of mushrooms and for a reason. They have an exceptional flavor, apart from a long list of nutrients, including the vitamin D. Studies have shown that the amount found in these mushrooms is just as effective as vitamin supplements. That shouldn’t come off as a surprise, as morels are of course exposed to sunlight.

As for other nutrients, the best way to protect against oxidative stress is, naturally, eating antioxidant-rich food. Fortunately, morels cover that area as well, with antioxidants meant to prevent tissue damage.
And yet, in the end, all this doesn’t matter if you don’t like the way said food tastes. And I’ve run into that before. You can tell me over and over again how good beans are for my health, but I just can’t get behind them. I don’t like them. I can sometimes tolerate them when done right, but if I have options, be sure I will avoid them.

Luckily for me, I find that morels have an exquisite taste and this delicious risotto with morels recipe just proves my point. For those days when you feel like you need something a bit out of the ordinary, but not overly complicated, risotto with morels is the dish to go!

Risotto with morels is a delicious and easy dish to cook.

Risotto with Morels

This risotto with morels mushrooms has a unique taste. I love it!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Risotto
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 349kcal


  • 1 handful of dried morels
  • 1 knob of butter
  • half a glass of white wine
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 180 g Carnaroli rice
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • vegetable broth
  • chopped parsley to taste
  • parmesan to taste
  • salt black pepper


  • Soak the mushrooms in warm water for about two hours. Remove water from the mushrooms and add to broth.
  • Sauté the onion in the butter. Add the rice and toast for a minute over high heat. Add the white wine. When the rice absorbs the white wine, add the chopped mushrooms and a ladle broth at a time, stirring and adding broth when necessary.
  • When the rice is cooked, remove from heat. Add the chopped parsley, milk and grated Parmesan, stir.
  • Season with salt, some freshly ground black pepper and Serve.
Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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One Response to “Risotto with Morels: We want MORE(ls) of this recipe!”

  1. Sammy says:

    Morels is a good source of vitamins plus it is an antioxidant. This risotto with Morels is perfect for someone like me who wants to stay fit and healthy. Try it… I’m having this at least once a week.

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