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    Flavorful Mushroom Risotto

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    50 mins

    25 mins

    25 mins

    Manami's Note:

    Not for the dietetic! The chantarelle's are delicious in this risotto but a combination of any or all make it wonderful. Delish! This was adapted from an adapted recipe in Saveur Magazine.

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    1. 1
      Make sure you only wipe the mushrooms clean.
    2. 2
      Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
    3. 3
      Add mushrooms and saute about 5 minutes. (If using chanterelles, dry saute first for 1-2 minutes and let the mushrooms cook in their own juices before adding the butter.)
    4. 4
      Add cognac, bring to a boil, and reduce liquid by 1/2, about 3-4 minutes.
    5. 5
      Lower heat to medium; add cream, and simmer 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
    7. 7
      Bring stock to simmer in a saucepan.
    8. 8
      In a deep, heavy, medium sized saucepan, heat oil and remaining butter.
    9. 9
      Add shallots or onions and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
    10. 10
      Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
    11. 11
      Add rice and stir to coat with butter an oil.
    12. 12
      Add simmering stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring enough to keep the rice from sticking to the edges of the pan.
    13. 13
      Wait until the stock is almost completely absorbed before adding the next 1/2 cup.
    14. 14
      This process will take about 20 minutes.
    15. 15
      The rice should be just cooked and slightly chewy.
    16. 16
      Stir in cashews or almonds, mushroom mixture and the freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
    17. 17
      Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve garnished with parsley.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 04, 2007


      This was very good and I'd make again. I'm a fan/subscriber of Saveur and a fan of all risotti (I have a cookbook specifically for it, yum!) and when a good friend emailed to say she'd bought too many chanterelles at Costco and did I want any, this recipe was the perfect solution. I cheated and took a shortcut by coarsely chopping the mushrooms, pieces larger than the 1/2 inch called for, which wound up being perfect for how I intended this to be served-- as a meal by itself and not a side--I would chop the mushrooms into smaller pieces if I were to serve this as a side. I made minor edits based on preferences and what I had on hand: I used Calvados instead of cognac, added a bit of tarragon when I added the cream to simmer and was generous with the ground black pepper. Every batch of risotto is different and, like bread, sometimes require different amounts of liquid. I wound up only needing about 6 cups (if you have a ladle, it's likely about half a cup and is perfect for gradually measuring your hot stock into your risotto). And because I knew I would have leftovers for my lunch, I was very careful to only cook it just to al dente. I might use an eighth of a cup less cream next time, only for my preferences and not because it wasn't good. Wonderful! The instructions are well written too. Thanks DiScharf!

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    • on January 12, 2007


      Oh my, this was tasty. I used fresh cremi mushrooms but will try other kinds the next time I make this. The kids keep telling me how wonderful is smelt as I was cooking it. I also replaced the heavy cream with 10% (not that it is light, but lighter). I especially like the cognac flavor the mushrooms take on and I think it adds to the risotto. It was a wonderful compliment to the chicken. We'll be eating this dish often. Thanks for posting DiScharf.

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    Nutritional Facts for Flavorful Mushroom Risotto

    Serving Size: 1 (520 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 745.7
    Calories from Fat 350
    Total Fat 38.9 g
    Saturated Fat 20.7 g
    Cholesterol 98.9 mg
    Sodium 385.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 80.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 20.8 g

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