Italian Risotto with mushroom: unforgetable!

The authentic Italian-style risotto is a very slow way of cooking rice!  It should be slightly al dente, and it takes a lot to melt all the ingredients together but it is really worthy for your mouth to wait for such a masterpiece.

Let’s start to gather the ingredients on your kitchen table. You will need:

  • 1 – 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • Chicken broth (a pan)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 pound mushrooms
  • 1 pound white mushrooms
  • 2 shallots
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Is it everything on the table? Well we can now start! Here is your detailed directions:

  1. In a saucepan, warm the broth you have already made over low heat.
  2. You shoud warm up 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the chopped mushrooms, and cook until soft (ca. 3 minutes). Remove the mushrooms and their liquid, and put aside.
  3. Add one tablespoon olive oil and stir in the shallots and after one minute add the rice, stirring with oil, ca. 2 minutes. When the rice has turned to a golden color, quickly pour in the wine.
  4. Remeber to  stirring constantly until the wine is fully absorbed by the rice!
  5.  Add slowly half a cup of broth to the rice; then stir until the broth is absorbed. You wll repeat this operation until the rice is al dente, ca. 15 -20 minutes max.
  6. Now you can removeyour risotto from the heat, andyou will stir in the mushrooms together with their liquid. Add the butter, the chives, and to top it all a lovely spread of Parmesan cheese. Season abit with salt and pepper, and taste it!

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