Gorgonzola and wild mushroom risotto

    1 hour 15 min

    This savoury, well balanced risotto with dried chanterelles and Gorgonzola cheese works well as a main course.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 100g dried chanterelle mushrooms
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
    • 1 teaspoon truffle oil (optional)
    • 1 chopped onion
    • 2 shallots, minced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 100g sliced fresh button mushrooms
    • 330g Arborio rice
    • 125ml dry white wine
    • 1 litre hot chicken stock
    • 2 tablespoons double cream
    • 2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, or to taste
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Cover chanterelle mushrooms with hot water, cover and set aside to soften for 30 minutes. Once soft, remove the mushrooms from the water and chop; discard water.
    2. Melt butter along with truffle oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, shallot and garlic; cook and stir two minutes until the onion begins to soften. Add the fresh mushrooms, and continue cooking until the mushroom softens and begins to release its liquid. Stir in the chopped chanterelle mushrooms, and cook 3 minutes more.
    3. Add Arborio rice; cook and stir for a few minutes until the rice is well coated with the onion mixture and looks glossy. Stir in the white wine, and cook until nearly evaporated.
    4. Reduce heat to medium, and add 1/3 of the hot chicken stock. Cook and stir until the chicken stock has been mostly absorbed, about 5 minutes. The risotto should be simmering gently while you stir in the chicken stock. Add half of the remaining stock, and stir for 5 minutes more. Finally add the remaining stock, and continue cooking until the risotto is creamy and the rice is tender, about 5 minutes more. The rice should not be completely soft, but still have a little firmness when you bite into it. You can add a little water if needed to cook the rice to this state.
    5. Remove the risotto from the heat, and stir in the cream and Gorgonzola cheese. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve.

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    this was great! we made a few changes: fresh chanterelles (1 cup), no cream, and double the gorgonzola. We used black truffle oil instead of white. Served with cabernet sauvignon, crusty bread and a salad, this was a gourmet meal. For the lazy cooks out there like me, 12 oz. of arborio rice is 1.5 cups, and one quart of stock is 4 cups. Next time I will add a bit more garlic.  -  16 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    FYI You can find the (tough-to-find) truffle oil at TJ Maxx  -  31 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was tasty, but I think that next time I will use all fresh mushrooms - the dried chantarelles overwhelmed the dish for me.  -  13 Nov 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)