Monday, April 21, 2014

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

I love to eat risotto, but have never tackled making it myself.  I found this recipe on and both my husband and I thought it was delicious.

Warning:  This recipe requires you to constantly stir this dish for over 20 minutes, so I would not consider this one of the easier recipes I've made.

Having said that, I'd say it rates very high in taste, so if you have the time, this recipe is a good one to try.


6 cups chicken broth, divided
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 green onions
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
Kosher salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

In a saucepan, warm the broth over low heat.

Warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the mushrooms, and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms and their liquid, and set aside.

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, and stir in the shallots. Cook 1 minute. Add rice, stirring to coat with oil, about 2 minutes. When the rice has taken on a pale, golden color, pour in wine, stirring constantly until the wine is fully absorbed. Add 1/2 cup broth to the rice, and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring continuously, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Remove from heat, and stir in mushrooms with their liquid, butter, chives, and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Saute Mushrooms

Saute Onions

Adding the rice

Finished dinner

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