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 :-).


Easy White Truffle Risotto

Course: Main Course, Pasta Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Tuscan
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 570 kcal
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.



  • 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


  1. In a large pot bring 5 cups of water to a simmer.
  2. 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.
  3. Add the rice and stir well, then cook for 1-2 minutes, until the rice is well coated and hot.
  4. Pour in the white wine and bring to a strong boil.
  5. Stir often and let this cook down.
  6. When it is almost dry, add a 1/4 cup of the simmering water and grind about a teaspoon of salt over the rice.
  7. Stir constantly until the water has almost boiled away.
  8. Add another 1/4 cup of simmering water and continue this process until the rice is al dente.
  9. Taste for salt and add some if needed.
  10. Add about 1 tablespoon of water and add the Parmigiano cheese.
  11. Cook for 1-2 minutes, constantly stirring.
  12. Turn off the heat and stir in the truffle oil.
  13. Serve in shallow bowls, add shaved Parmigiano cheese, and very thinly shave the truffle just before serving.

Recipe Notes



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



Nutrition Facts
Easy White Truffle Risotto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 311mg 13%
Potassium 168mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 64g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 23.3%
Iron 21.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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