Risotto ai Funghi Porcini

Mushroom Risotto

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini

Here is a simple risotto that can be made all year round. Dried porcini or fresh wild mushrooms add a real boost of flavour, but cultivated mushrooms are delicious too. This dish should have a creamy, not mushy, consistency, and should be served with plenty of extra Parmesan cheese.

Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 6 Best Season: Winter



  1. Meanwhile, heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan. Add the garlic, onion, pepper and chopped mushrooms. Sauté gently until softened but not browned. Transfer half the vegetable mixture to a plate and set aside.

    Stir the rice into the remaining vegetable mixture in the pan. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the grains are well coated.

    Pour in the wine, and when it has been absorbed, season. Add the hot broth to the rice a ladleful at a time, waiting until each addition is absorbed, and stirring constantly. After 20-25 minutes the broth should be absorbed and the rice should be tender.

    Remove the pan from the heat, check for salt then stir in the rest of the vegetables and Parmesan. Serve immediately, offering extra cheese to sprinkle on top.

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