Oyster Risotto

Meal Type: Mains


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 450g crimini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 8 tbsp lemon juice (juice from 2 lemons)
  • 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (85g) Ocean’s Smoked Oysters in Sunflower Oil, drained
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Melt butter in a dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook for 7-8 minutes or until they start to get golden brown and have released their liquid. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes or until fragrant. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add 4 tbsp of the lemon juice and use a wooden spoon to scrape up all of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until the lemon juice has evaporated.
  4. In a separate pot, bring the chicken broth to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  5. Add the rice to the pot with the onions and garlic and stir to combine. Saute for 3-5 minutes or until the rice turns translucent on the edges. Turn the heat down to low.
  6. Add the warmed chicken broth ½ cup at a time and stir until all the liquid has absorbed. Repeat this step until all of the broth has been used and the rice is al dente, 40-45 minutes.
  7. Add in the oysters, remaining lemon juice and parmesan cheese and stir. Taste for seasoning. Adjust if necessary.
  8. Garnish with parsley.

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