Champagne and Mushroom Risotto

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Sep. 03, 2012

Ingredients

Dried wood ear mushroom 1 Ounce
Fresh mushroom 8 Ounce , thickly sliced (assorted)
Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Shallot 3 , finely chopped
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , mince
Arborio rice 3 Cup (48 tbs) (any Italian risotto rice)
Sparkling wine 8 Ounce
Chicken stock 6 Cup (96 tbs) , warmed (5
Kosher salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon (to taste)
Flat leaf parsley 1 Teaspoon (for garnish)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. In a bowl, soak dried ear mushroom in boiling water. Cover it with lid, and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes.

2. With a sieve, drain mushroom, and reserve the stock for later use. Set stock and mushroom aside.

MAKING

3. Place a deep sided sauté pan over medium-low heat, and pour 2 tablespoon butter and olive oil in it.

4. Throw shallots and sauté for 2 minutes. Insert garlic and cook for one more minute.

5. Pop in fresh mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes.

6. Add wood ear mushrooms, and stir to incorporate.

7. Sprinkle salt and pepper.

8. Add rice, and stir until oil coat the grains.

9. Pour wine, mix it well, and cook until completely absorbed.

10. Stir in stock, a cup at a time, letting rice absorb the liquid. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until the risotto is creamy and soft.

11. Season with salt and pepper.

FINALIZING

12. Remove the pan from heat and stir in butter.

SERVING

13. Garnish risotto with fresh cilantro and serve it hot.

TIPS

You can also use mushroom stock, if required to cook rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 795Calories from Fat 182

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 998 mg41.58%

Total Carbohydrates 132 g44%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet