Nicole's Mushroom Rissoto
Serves: 4
  • 6½ cups chicken stock OR ½ cup dry white wine and 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ stick ( ¼ cup) unsalted butter
  • ¼ pound fresh mushrooms
  • 2 finely chopped large shallots
  • 1½ cups Arborio rice ( 10 oz)
  • 1 generous cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  1. Bring stock to a simmer in a 4 quart pot and keep at a bare simmer, covered.
  2. Heat oil with 1 tablespoon butter in a 4 to 5 quart heavy saucepan over moderately high heat until foam subsides. Then saute mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until browned and any liquid they give off is evaporated.
  3. Cook shallots in 2 tablespoons butter in same saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until softened.
  4. Add rice and cook, stirring, until edges of rice becomes translucent.
  5. Ladle in ½ cup of white wine and cook at a strong simmer. stirring, until absorbed. Continue simmering and add stock, about ½ cup at a time, stirring very frequently and letting each addition be absorbed before adding next, until rice is just tender and creamy-looking.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in remaining tablespoon butter, sauteed mushrooms, cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
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