Aug 20, 2021

Wild Mushroom Risotto

A little drizzle of white truffle oil right before serving makes this rich risotto even more aromatic and flavorful.



Heat the chicken stock along with the reserved strained porcini soaking liquid.

In a medium-size, heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Stir in the rice, toasting until it just starts to sizzle and pop, about 1 minute. Stir the porcini and the fresh mushrooms into the rice. Stir in the wine.

When almost all the liquid has disappeared, add just enough hot stock to cover the rice. Lower the heat to maintain a vigorous simmer; stir occasionally. When the stock is almost gone, add enough to cover the rice, along with a pinch of salt. Give the risotto an occasional stir to make sure it isn’t sticking to the bottom of the pan and add just enough stock to cover the rice when the liquid has almost disappeared. Continue this way until the rice is al dente, about 20 minutes. Bite into a grain; you should see a white pin-dot in the center. Take the risotto off the heat. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter; stir vigorously for a few seconds. Add the parsley, cheese, and more salt if needed. Stir in more stock to loosen the risotto, if you like. Serve immediately.

Written by Ginger Cook