Trader Joe’s Mushroom Risotto Review

Trader Joe's Mushroom Risotto

While people usually think of pasta when they picture Italian food, rice is also an important part of Italian cuisine. Risotto, a creamy rice dish, has been an Italian staple for centuries. And Trader Joe’s is no slouch in the risotto department. After enjoying their Asparagus Risotto, we were eager to give the Trader Joe’s Mushroom Risotto a try.

Even though this meal needs to be heated on the stovetop, it couldn’t be much easier to prepare. All you really need to do is dump the contents into a skillet, heat, and stir. Our meal was ready to eat in about five minutes. Even if you normally stick to microwave cooking, making this risotto is a breeze.

Trader Joe's Mushroom Risotto

This dish doesn’t have the same rich and decadent flavor as the Trader Joe’s Asparagus Risotto. While some eaters will be put off by the lack of creaminess, we actually enjoyed this meal a little bit more. The mushroom version of this risotto doesn’t have the strong salty flavor that the asparagus dish has. We also love the way the meaty mushrooms taste with the rice.

Because this meal lacks the richness of the Asparagus Risotto, we were expecting it to have fewer calories. We were surprised to see that only 10 calories are shaved off per serving versus the Asparagus Risotto, meaning that there are 450 calories per bag. If you want to stretch this risotto into multiple meals, we do think it would pair very nicely with Trader Joe’s Italian Sausage-Less Sausage.

The next time we’re in the mood for Italian rice, we’ll probably pick up a bag of Trader Joe’s Mushroom Risotto. It’s a simple and tasty meal that can be altered in a lot of ways. Whether you pair it with sausage or eat it on its own, this is a rice dish that any mushroom-lover will enjoy.

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Trader Joe's Mushroom Risotto

Trader Joe's Mushroom Risotto