Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Mushroom Risotto

photo courtesy of Reggie I on flickr
We were just discussing how good Risotto is over the weekend. If you have the patience to babysit this dish at the stove, you will be well rewarded! This is the dish that George Castanza's girlfriend ooed and aahed over in the restaurant in Seinfeld, and now I know exactly how she felt! I often make this when serving fish since Jeremy isn't a seafood guy and he loves it.

Mushroom Risotto

6 cups chicken broth, divided
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
2 lbs. fresh mushrooms, sliced thin
2 shallots, diced
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white win
salt and pepper to taste
4 Tbsp. butter
1/3 cup parmesan cheese

In a saucepan, warm the broth over low heat.

Warm 2 Tbsp. olive oil in a large saucepan ov medium-high heat. Stir in the mushrooms and cook until soft (about two minutes) Remove mushrooms and their liquid. Set aside. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil to skillet and stir in the shallots. Cook 1 minute. Add rice, stirring to coat with oil. About two minutes. When the rice has taken on a pale, golden colour pour in wine. Stir constantly until the wine is fully absorbed. Add 1/2 cup broth to the rice and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding 1/2 cup broth at a time, stirring continuously until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente (around 15-20 minutes).

Remove from heat. Stir in mushrooms with their liquid. Stir in butter and parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.


  1. Once again, my kids logged in under my name. Thanks, Adam, for posting! <3


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