Easy White Truffle Risotto Recipe

This classic Italian dish is all about the white truffles.  It’s simple just a few high-quality ingredients and a little patience.  This is a special occasion risotto so easy you can make every night (if you can afford the truffles :-).


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Easy White Truffle Risotto

Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 570kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Delicious, easy and oh so special.  Just thinking about the heady aroma of truffles makes my mouth water.  Just a few high-quality ingredients, a little patience and you'll have a lovely risotto.
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  • 1 1/2 C risotto rice Arborio or Carnaroli
  • 2 shallots - minced
  • 4 T unsalted butter
  • fresh ground sea salt
  • 1/2 C dry white wine*
  • 1/2 C Parmigiano cheese - shaved
  • 1/4 C Parmigiano cheese - shaved
  • 3 T White truffle oil
  • 1 white truffle


  • In a large pot bring 5 cups of water to a simmer.
  • In a saute pans heat the butter over medium-high heat and saute the shallots for 2-3 minutes, careful not to let them brown.
  • Add the rice and stir well, then cook for 1-2 minutes, 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, add a 1/4 cup of the simmering water and grind about a teaspoon of salt over the rice.
  • Stir constantly until the water has almost boiled away.
  • Add another 1/4 cup of simmering water and continue this process until the rice is al dente.
  • Taste for salt and add some if needed.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of water and add the Parmigiano cheese.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes, constantly stirring.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in the truffle oil.
  • Serve in shallow bowls, add shaved Parmigiano cheese, and very thinly shave the truffle just before serving.


* Use best quality white wine. Wine you would drink.


Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 3.9mg
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