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Mixed Mushroom Risotto With Wilted Greens

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Ingredients
  Porcini 1⁄2 Ounce
  Water 1⁄2 Pint, boiling
  Vegetable stock 1 Pint
  Shallot 1
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Risotto rice 8 Ounce
  Mixed mushrooms 9 Ounce, sliced (Firm Ones)
  Butter 2 Ounce
  Parmesan 2 Tablespoon, grated (Plus Shavings To Serve)
  Fresh flat leaf parsley 4 Tablespoon, chopped
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, ground
For the wilted greens
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Red chili 1 Small
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Mixed baby greens 3 Ounce
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Put the Porcini mushrooms in a bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Leave to soak.
2. Into a saucepan, pour the stock, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer.
3. Finely chop the shallot and garlic. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large saucepan, add the shallot and garlic and fry for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add the rice and cook for a further 1 minute.
4. Add a ladleful of hot stock to the rice and stir until it has been absorbed. Continue to gradually stir in the stock over a gentle heat until it has all been absorbed. This will take about 15 minutes.

MAKING
5. Into a small pan, pour the olive oil and heat gently. Peel and halve the garlic. Halve the chilli and remove the seeds. Add the garlic and chilli to the oil and heat very gently for 10 minutes until
the garlic has softened but barely colored.
6. Remove the soaked mushrooms from the liquid and add to the risotto. Stir the soaking liquid into the stock and continue to add to the risotto.

FINALISING
7. In a frying pan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and a knob of the butter and add the mushrooms and cook over a high heat for 3-4 minutes. Stir the fried mushrooms, grated Parmesan cheese and remaining butter into the risotto. Add the parsley and salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat and cover.
8. Remove the garlic and chilli from the oil and discard. Stir the lemon juice and plenty of black pepper into the oil and heat gently. Pour the dressing over the baby leaves and toss well together. Sprinkle with sea salt.

SERVING
9. Into warmed serving bowls, spoon the risotto and pile the wilted greens in the centre. Scatter shavings of Parmesan on top of the greens and serve at once.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Rice, Mushroom
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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