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Easy Mushroom Risotto

This simple recipe is great in autumn, when mushrooms are at their best. Try to use as many different varieties as you can, they all provide a slightly different flavour and texture to the dish.

Ingredients

  • 2 glugs olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced (optional, but adds great crunch to the risotto)

  • 250g risotto rice (vialone nano or carnarole)

  • 400g mixed mushrooms (enoki, swiss browns, oyster, shiitake etc), sliced

  • 1 wine glass of white wine

  • 3 to 4 cups stock (generally chicken stock)

  • handful of grated parmesan cheese

Method

  • 1.

    Place stock in medium sized saucepan and place on the back of the stove and bring to a simmer.

  • 2.

    Meanwhile pour olive oil and half the butter into a heavy based casserole or deep frying pan over medium heat.

  • 3.

    Add onions, garlic and celery and allow to cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the onions are soft.

  • 4.

    Turn up the heat and add the risotto rice, stirring frequently to coat in the olive oil.

  • 5.

    Add the glass of white wine and stir. Cook until the smell of alcohol has gone.

  • 6.

    Start adding the heated stock, one ladle at a time, giving the rice a good stir and allowing the stock to absorb before adding the next ladle.

  • 7.

    About half way through adding the stock add all the mushrooms except the enoki and stir through.

  • 8.

    When the risotto is cooked, it will be soft but still have a little bite, turn off the heat add the rest of the butter, the parmesan and the enoki mushrooms. Place a lid on top and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes before giving it a good stir and serving.

Notes

Some thyme leaves added to the risotto with the butter and parmesan will give a great flavour to the risotto.

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