Recipe

Wild mushroom risotto

This gorgeous vegetarian risotto uses a mix of dried and fresh mushrooms to create a dish rich in warm, earthy flavours.

  • 40 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 10 grams dried chantarelle mushrooms
  • 10 grams dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1 litre (4 cups) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 cups (500ml) water
  • 50 grams butter
  • 100 grams chestnut mushrooms, trimmed
  • 100 grams button mushrooms, sliced thickly
  • 2 flat mushrooms, halved, sliced thickly
  • 4 (100g) shallots, chopped finely
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups (400g) arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives

Method

  • 1
    Combine chantarelle and porcini mushrooms, stock and the water in medium saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, melt 30g of the butter in large saucepan; add remaining mushrooms to pan. Cook, stirring, until mushrooms are tender and liquid evaporates; remove from pan.
  • 3
    Melt remaining butter in same pan; cook shallots and garlic, stirring, until shallots soften. Add rice; stir to coat rice in butter mixture. Return mushrooms cooked in butter to pan with wine; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until liquid has almost evaporated. Add 1 cup simmering stock mixture; cook, stirring, over low heat, until stock is absorbed. Continue adding stock mixture, in 1-cup batches, stirring, until absorbed between additions. Total cooking time should be about 25 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in cheese and the chives.

Notes

Serve with a loaf of fresh crust bread.

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