New Forest slow cooker wild mushroom risotto

    2 hours 25 min

    Every autumn we scour the New Forest in Hampshire for mushrooms to use in this risotto. The result is earthy, rustic and packed with flavours of the forest. So incredibly delicious! We use field mushrooms, hedgehog mushrooms and Chanterelles but if you are experienced at identifying and picking feel free to substitute with your favourites. Alternatively wild mushroom blends found in local shops work well.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 85g salted butter
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 600g mixed wild mushrooms, roughly chopped
    • 400g carnaroli rice or arborio rice
    • 600ml vegetable stock
    • 110g fresh or pickled nasturtium seeds
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 55g grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr25min 

    1. Preheat the slow cooker to auto or low setting. In a frying pan, melt the butter then add the onion. Cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes until soft then add the minced garlic. Add the mushroom and cook for 5 to 6 minutes just until they begin to turn golden brown. Add the rice to the pan and stir well to coat with butter. Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Transfer to the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 2 hours. During the last 20 minutes, stir in the nasturtium seeds and season. To serve, stir in the Parmesan cheese and spoon into hot bowls.


    Unless you are an experienced in mushroom identification and gathering we do not recommend that you go out picking, but rather buy a wild mushroom blend in a shop or from a reputable source.
    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In shops look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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    It was my first time making risotto in the slow cooker but it was really easy and worked well. I just got a selection of different mushrooms from the supermarket. The whole family enjoyed it and i will definately make again.  -  04 Jan 2017