Creamy Mushroom Risotto

 

Creamy Mushroom Risotto

 

Here you go, Mary!! Mmmmm.

I used to make a version of this risotto at one of the places where I used to cook. It is definitely a favorite and was a best seller. Taste testing every batch I made was no chore. 🙂 This rich and creamy risotto is just so so good. You can substitute your favorite mushrooms if portobellos aren’t your thing. Serve with a grilled steak and sauteed spinach or herb roasted chicken and carrots.

 

Saute mushrooms while rice is cooking and soaking up stock.

 

 


Creamy Mushroom Risotto

1 c. Arborio rice

1/4 – 1/2 c. White wine

2 – 2  1/2 c. Chicken, vegetable or beef stock

3 Tb. Olive oil

1/4 c. White Onion, diced

2 Tb. Garlic, diced

1 tsp. Thyme, dried

1/2 c. Leeks, chopped

1 Portobello mushroom, chopped

1 1/2 – 2 c. Crimini mushrooms, chopped

1/4 c. Parsley

1/2 c. Mozzarella Rice cheese, shredded ( Dairy eaters USE Parmesan)

Salt & Pepper to taste


Heat 2 Tb. olive oil in medium saucepan on high. Add white onion, garlic and saute for about a minute.

Reduce heat to medium high. Add rice and thyme, continue sauteing until rice is slightly translucent.

Stir in white wine. Once soaked into rice, stir in 1 cup stock. Reduce heat to medium.

In another small saute pan, heat 1 Tb. olive oil on medium high heat.

Add leeks and saute a minute or two. Add  mushrooms.

Saute until mushrooms are cooked. Turn off heat and let sit.

Continue adding stock to rice until fully cooked. Turn off heat. Add mushrooms.

Stir in cheese & parsley. Taste and season with salt & pepper.

 

Remove the gills of the portobello with a spoon.

 

 

Garlic White Wine Mushrooms

 

 

Garlic White Wine Mushrooms

 

Garlic White Wine Mushrooms

2 c. Mushrooms (crimini, porta, button), sliced or quartered

2 Tb. Butter

2 Tb. Parsley, chopped

1 Tb. Green Onion, chopped

1Tb. garlic, chopped

1/2 tsp. Salt

Pepper to taste

1/4 – 1/2 c. White Wine


Heat saute pan to medium high.

Melt butter in pan, add green onion, garlic and parsley.

Saute a minute, then add mushrooms.

After mushrooms are browned a bit, add white wine.

Add salt and pepper.

Cook mushrooms until wine is reduced by half.