Monday, August 12, 2013

Excellent Mushroom Risotto


I bought some local mushrooms and made mushroom risotto to go with the grass fed beef steaks I got at the farmer's market.
 Risotto is really quite simple to make as long as you pay close attention to it for about 20 minutes.  I sliced and sauteed the mushrooms first.  I used the stems to make some mushroom stock. 

 Saute' a diced shallot in a knob of butter and throw in 2 cups of arborio rice.  Cook this for a couple minutes over medium/high heat.

 Begin adding your liquid.  You will need 4 cups.  Add it 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until it is absorbed.  I added a couple of mushroom bouillon cubes to my mushroom stock.

 Keep testing the rice until it is cooked through.  It should be almost done in 20 minutes.  Remove it from the heat, cover it and let it sit for about 10 minutes.  Stir it around and then serve it.

19 comments:

Craig said...

It looks good and goes perfectly with a steak.
Only things I do differently...
1. After adding the rice and stirring it around, but before adding the first stock, add a good glug of dry white wine and stir until absorbed.
2. Add a decent amount of shredded parmigiana cheese after the last of the stock has been absorbed.

Nellie said...

I like this just the way it is! Mushrooms! Yum!

Willow said...

Yup I'm drooling . YUM

Suzanne said...

I'm not a big fan of mushrooms

frogs pee on them......just kidding.....or am I?

Jan said...

I'm getting so hungry looking at these photos ;]

thecottagebythecranelaketwo said...

I like risotto but make it too seldom, perhaåps it is the part of paying attention for twenty minutes that stops me :-)
This looks delicious!

Have a great day!
Christer.

Laurie said...

this looks very yummy!!!My husband would devour that meat, I tell you! I would eat the rice, no meat for me, lol

Patty Woodland said...

Hubby would love that

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've never attempted risotto. Maybe some day!

TARYTERRE said...

I LOVE risotto. It's scrumptious as a side dish or main entrée. Yours looks delicious.

Guillaume said...

I love a good risotto, especially when it is getting cold outside.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Another great looking meal, can you believe that my daughter won't eat rice. I tell her that most of the world eats rice and she says that they can have hers.

2 Tramps said...

The risotto looks delicious - but... that steak looks even better - a real beauty!!

Barb said...

What a yummy looking meal!

jody said...

Yum another great recipe!! with this cooler weather I'm in the mood for soup!! enjoy your evening!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

If anyone can make me hungry after eating a nice dinner..it's you!
What a delicious looking meal!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love mushrooms & t-bone! Add risotto and it's an instant success!!!

Looks delicious!

Joy said...

Yum, yum! I've got some lovely Hungarian porcinis I'll save for mushroom risotto once the weather cools down a bit more. Yay!

luckybunny said...

Steak looks delicious, and I want this risotto right now, I'm drooling!