Creamy forest mushrooms and peas risotto (risoto de cogumelos silvestres e ervilhas)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 40g dried forest mushrooms (boletus, oyster mushroom, black fungus, ceps) (or your favorite mushrooms)
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms (white, brown, portabella, oyster or porcini)
  • 1 large leek, finely sliced/diced
  • 1/3 pepper diced
  • 1 cup of cooked peas
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup risotto rice  (+-250g)
  • 3 Tbsp nutricional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Put the dried mushrooms into a large bowl and pour over 1 litre boiling water. Soak for 30 mins. Remove the mushrooms, and reserve the liquid. Chop the mushrooms  roughly.

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and add the sliced leek and garlic. Saute gently until they are soft. Add the rice and the mushrooms, pour in the wine, simmer and keep stirring, until the liquid is absorbed.

Add small amounts of the reserved stock by the ladleful, always stirring. When the rice is plump and tender add the peas, yellow pepper, salt, fresh cracked pepper, and the nutricional yeast.


  • 2 c. de sopa de azeite
  • 40g  cogumelos secos silvestres (boletos,  cogumelo ostra, reishi, cogumelo do cardo) (qualquer outros cogumelos servem)
  • 1 alho-francês grande, cortado finamente às rodelas
  • 2 canecas de cogumelos frescos 
  • 1/3 de pimento amarelo cortado aos cubinhos
  • 1 caneca de ervilhas cozidas
  • 3 dentes de alho picados
  • 1 caneca de vinho branco
  • 1 caneca de risoto (+-250g)
  • 3 c. de sopa Levedura nutricional
  • Sal e pimenta a gosto

Colocar os cogumelos secos numa tigela grande e adicionar 1 litro de água a ferver. Deixar de molho por 30 minutos. Retirar os cogumelos e reservar o líquido. Cortar os cogumelos grosseiramente.

Cortar o alho-francês e o alho e saltear em lume médio/brando com o azeite. Quando estiverem macios e mais transparentes adicionar o arroz e os cogumelos e continuar a mexer. Adicionar o vinho e ir mexendo até que seja absorvido.

Lentamente ir adicionando pequenas quantidades da água dos cogumelos  (1/2 – 1 caneca), sem nunca parar de mexer. Quando o arroz estiver cozido adicionar as ervilha o pimento, o sal, a pimenta moída e o levedura nutricional.



32 thoughts on “Creamy forest mushrooms and peas risotto (risoto de cogumelos silvestres e ervilhas)

  1. D-Claire

    looks yum. Reminds me I haven’t had risotto in ages!

  2. tonisaborie

    Congratulations!. É um excelente Blog!. É diferente, é único!. Gostamos e vamos segui-lo!.
    Tony Borie.

  3. PurplePumpernickel

    Such a beautifully colourful dish – and i love risotto, but have never made it before. I have a box of risotto sitting in my store cupboard; I think it is time to use it with your recipe!

    • cook the beans

      Thanks ? I really love risotto and mushrooms so for me this is the perfect combination 😉

  4. Megala

    Looks so delicious ! Love the combination of peas & mushroom !!

  5. chef mimi

    Beautiful photos. I can’t get any fancy mushrooms where I live sadly, so I use a plain variety fresh, and lots of dried mushrooms. They’re definitely wonderful in risotto.

  6. kara@provincialtable

    Looks delicious! Mushroom dishes are so warming during the winter. I have all the ingredients to make this, except the nutritional yeast. I’ll be sure to try it out.

    • cook the beans

      You can do it without the nutritional yeast, it’s better with it but still ok without it 😉

      • bethanyk

        I DID!!! Thank you so much. I had all of the ingredients

          • bethanyk

            Oh my gosh yes. Thank you so much. I am sooo tired of the same recipes. I needed something new. I used the left over mushrooms to make some veggie patties just now. With the left over risotto. I just piled it all together with corn and rice and sweet potatoes and carrots and onions and made patties and cooked them in the oven. Sooo good.

          • bethanyk

            Yes thank you so much! I am interested in finding another veggie patty that has other kinds of beans if you have one

          • bethanyk

            I wish i could find an easier “cheese” recipe. The one i have takes so long to cook. The potatoes and carrots and nutritional yeast all blended. It’s very hard on my arms (due to the muscle disease) tastes like real cheese and it is good on pizza which i wanted to make tomorrow. I wish I could find this already packaged!

          • cook the beans

            I don’t know where do you live but here in the Uk we have some already packaged cheese.. I can send you some links if you want to

          • bethanyk

            I live in Florida in the USA. I’d love the links to see if I can find any here.

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