Red wine risotto with duck & garlicky mushrooms

Red wine risotto with duck & garlicky mushrooms

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
A great way to use up leftover duck in a rich, luxurious supper dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal638
  • fat26g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs71g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre0g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.82g
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  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 carrot, finely chopped



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 3 garlic clove, crushed
  • thyme sprig, leaves picked


    This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

  • 300g risotto rice
    Risotto rice

    Risotto rice

    To create an authentic creamy Italian risotto, the use of specialist rice is imperative. It…

  • 300ml red wine
  • 1.4l chicken stock, hot
  • about 175g leftover duck, shredded



    Rich and full of flavour, duck meat is extremely nutritious, with high levels of protein, B…

  • 200g pack chestnut mushroom, thickly sliced
  • handful flat-leaf parsley, chopped


  1. Heat 1 tbsp butter in a wide saucepan, then add the onion, carrots and celery. Cover, then gently cook for 10 mins until soft. Tip in two-thirds of the garlic, fry for 1 min, turn up the heat, then add the thyme and rice. Stir for a few mins, then add the wine and let it reduce to almost nothing.

  2. Stir in the stock over a medium heat, ladle by ladle, waiting for each addition to absorb before adding the next. Keep the heat on medium – too hot and the stock will evaporate rather than be absorbed by the rice. When the rice is creamy and justcooked, take off the heat, add the duck, then cover for 5 mins to heat through.

  3. Melt the remaining butter in another wide pan, add the mushrooms, then fry them on a high heat for about 3 mins until golden. Add the remaining garlic, fry for 1 min more, then season. Stir the mushrooms into the risotto, then scatter with parsley and serve.

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Comments (9)

hedgehog33's picture

Enjoyed this, followed the recipe as stated. I would add more mushrooms next time, they were my favourite part.

christobelcook's picture

BRILLIANT - cooked last night tweaked using less than half the 3 veg, 150g rice, 350g duck (less after removing sinews) quickly fried, lotsa wine and a big saucepan of stock comprising 2 knorr gel pot chicken stock, 1 oxo lamb cube, a tablespoon of Bournville cocoa and a few dried mushrooms. Exactly right for 4 considering the starter and dessert (see iced nougat & raspberry terrine on this site) were substantial. Served with a salad of mango, watercress, the tops of 2 gem lettuces and peeled bell peppers 1 red 2 yellow. The left over stock is going to be lunch today with veg thrown in and potato to thicken.

philfood's picture

brilliant way to use up left-over duck. V tasty. Cooked as per recipe
and I wouldn't change anything.

danandsarah's picture

This is a great way to use up leftover duck - yummy!

memphisishome's picture

Excellent recipe. I left out the celery and used shitake mushrooms, but followed the recipe exactly otherwise. We had Peking Duck at a Chinese restaurant the night before and brought home plenty of leftover duck. This was a great use for the duck.

club4411's picture

Made this as a supper dish for relatives and friends during the Christmas season this year using leftover roast duck and served with sauted mustard greens ,sweet potato casserole and cranberry sauce. Praise from everyone. Many thanks!! maybe will increase thyme next time

bonnierb's picture

This wasn't as nice as it sounded :-(

niccinotts's picture

I thought this was delicious, will definately be making it again

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