Wild Mushroom Risotto

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Erindipity

This is a rich and creamy risotto that is a great side dish and works well as a vegetarian main dish. The mushrooms will break up a some while stirring, so resist the temptation to cut them too small when chopping. The recipe can be made with chicken or vegetable stock as you prefer.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cover dried mushrooms with 1 1/2 c boiling water and allow to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove mushrooms and rinse well. Chop and set aside.
  3. Strain soaking liquid through a very fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth to remove any grit.
  4. Add liquid to chicken stock and bring to a simmer in a small saucepan; keep warm over low heat.
  5. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
  6. Add shallots, onions and thyme to pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
  7. Add mushrooms, cook 1 minute.
  8. Add rice, cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  9. Stir in wine; cook 30 seconds or until wine is nearly absorbed stirring constantly.
  10. Begin adding hot stock, about 1/2 cup at at time stirring continuously until th rice absorbs almost all the stock, and then add another cup.
  11. Continue to add broth and stir until all stock is added and rice is tender, but still firm to the bite.
  12. Add cheese, cream, salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes.
  13. Remove from heat and top with chives.

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