Monday, August 02, 2010

mushroom risotto

So I've been requested by my old boss to make some risotto for a party that she's hosting for the people in her department. Nice of her to invite me, I enjoyed working for her.

Truffled Mushroom Risotto
Serves 10-12 as a side dish

1 box chicken stock
2 cups water
1 stick butter
1 onion, minced
2 cups arborio rice
1 cup dry white wine
1 lb cremini mushrooms, trimmed and cut into wedges
1/2 oz dried porcini mushrooms, carefully rinsed and minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
1 tsp Truffle oil
Kosher salt
Fresh parsley, chopped

  1. In small pot, bring broth and water to boil
  2. In large pot over high heat, melt 2 tbsp butter and some salt. Cook until browned, about 8-10 minutes. Add garlic and thyme, cook 15 seconds, remove from pot and set aside.
  3. In the large pot, now melt butter 1/2 stick of butter. Add onion and dried porcinis, cook for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Stir rice into pot, cook about 3 minutes.
  5. Add wine and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Start adding broth + stirring, one ladle at a time, and cooking for about 17 minutes over high heat.
  7. Remove from heat. Stir in cremini mushrooms, Parmesan, and truffle oil. Adjust salt.
  8. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately.

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