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Truffle Risotto

This is a simple, but elegant white truffle risotto. I use Oregon white truffles, but obviously European truffles are great, too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Rice
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: risotto, truffles
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Hank Shaw


  • 1 1/2 cups risotto rice Arborio, Carnaroli, Vialone Nano
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano cheese, grated
  • White truffle oil, at least 2 tablespoons
  • 1 white truffle


  • Pour 6 cups of water into a pot and bring to a simmer.
  • Heat the butter in another pot over medium-high heat and saute the shallots for 2 minutes. Do not let them brown. Add the rice and stir well, then cook for 2 minutes, stirring often, until the rice is well coated and hot.
  • Pour in the white wine and bring to a strong boil. Stir often and let this cook down. When it is almost dry, pour in 2 ladles' worth of the simmering water and sprinkle about a teaspoon of salt over the rice. Stir constantly until this has almost boiled away.
  • Add 2 more ladles' worth of the water and continue. Repeat until the rice is al dente. Taste for salt and add some if needed. Pour in a little more water and stir in the Parmigiano cheese. Let this cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the truffle oil. Use as much as you want, but at least a couple tablespoons. I would not use more than 3 tablespoons, though.
  • Serve in shallow bowls and shave the truffle over the top at the last moment.


Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 447IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 4mg