Creamy Blue Cheese Risotto

Indulge in this perfectly simple Creamy Blue Cheese Risotto made with Minute® Instant White Rice that takes just 20 minutes to make!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 6-8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 4 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 6 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups Minute® White Rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  • Treat yourself tonight with this decadent, restaurant-style Creamy Blue Cheese Risotto featuring crispy bacon, creamy mushrooms and nutty Parmesan cheese. Easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes, it’s sure to become a dinnertime favorite.

    Step 1

  • Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon, stirring, until crispy and cooked through. Remove bacon from skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside.

    Step 2

  • Add remaining olive oil, mushrooms, onions and garlic to skillet. Cook until the onions are tender, stirring occasionally.

    Step 3

  • Add broth and bring to a boil. Stir in rice, cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

    Step 4

  • Stir in peas, Parmesan cheese and blue cheese.

    Step 5

  • Spoon onto a serving platter. Top with crumbled bacon and sprinkle with parsley.

Decadent Risotto

A restaurant-quality meal isn’t always difficult or time-consuming to make. If you find yourself regularly settling for boring, mediocre frozen dinners because your long days don’t leave you with much time or energy to cook a proper meal, try one of Minute® Rice’s many quick, easy and incredibly tasty recipes. You deserve it!

This decadent Creamy Blue Cheese Risotto made with Minute® Instant White Rice, crispy bacon, mushrooms, peas, onions and Parmesan cheese tastes like it was prepared in a high-end restaurant by a professional chef. But in just 5 easy steps and 20 minutes, you can enjoy this delectable meal right from your own kitchen. Ditch the frozen dinners and treat yourself to real and satisfying meals with Minute® Rice, in 30 minutes or less!

Make it Vegetarian

This recipe can easily be made vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and using one of your favorite vegetables in place of the bacon.