Mushroom Risotto With Dried Porcini and Shiitake Mushrooms

READY IN: 40mins




  • Prepare porcini mushrooms: Place dried porcini mushrooms in a bowl with 1 cup boiling water. Weight down the mushrooms with something so they stay submerged for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, squeeze mushrooms (saving all liquid) and chop porcini mushrooms coarsely.
  • Prepare shiitake mushrooms: Heat 1 T. of the butter in a saute pan. Saute sliced mushroom tops about 5 minutes until soft.
  • Set mushrooms aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat beef broth in a saucepan just to simmering point. Add to this the retained mushroom liquid so that you have about 4 cups simmering broth.
  • In a separate pan, heat olive oil and the remaining 2 T. butter. Saute onions for about 8 minutes until tender and translucent (but not brown).
  • Add rice to onion mixture; stir and cook about 4 minutes until rice is well coated and has turned opaque white.
  • Add wine to onion/rice mixture; stir and allow to evaporate.
  • Add chopped porcini mushrooms (don't add shiitake yet), along with 1 cup simmering broth. Stir and cook until this liquid has evaporated. Then add another 1 cup broth; stir and simmer. Repeat until rice is tender, which will take about 18-20 minutes. You may have some liquid remaining.
  • When the risotto is done cooking, add shiitake mushrooms, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Top with chopped parsley. Serve.