I had some guests over for dinner & I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out a new recipe! One of my guests had mentioned that they had never had risotto, & really wanted to try it. So that's what I made! I searched for some recipes on the Food Network website (my go-to place for recipes) & found something that looked super delicious. Gorgonzola and Porcini Mushroom Risotto, by Giada DeLaurentiis. She's also one of my go-to chefs for recipes, so this was s win-win in my book!
Here's the recipe, with photos of the cooking process:
G o r g o n z o l a a n d P o r c i n i M u s h r o o m R i s o t t o
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
1 1/2 ounces dried porcini mushrooms
3 tablespoons butter
1 medium onion, diced
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
3/4 cup (3 ounces) Gorgonzola, crumbled
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Bring 4 cups of chicken stock to a boil - Add the porcini mushrooms & let hydrate for about a half hour. Remove the mushrooms with a slotted spoon & set aside.
2. Chop a medium onion.
3 & 4. Saute the onion in 3tbs butter until soft (but not brown). Add 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice & 1/2 cup white wine (I used a Moscato because I wanted a sweeter background flavor to the dish). Cook until wine has evaporated.
5. Add 1/2 cup of chicken stock to the rice. Wait until absorbed & continue adding 1/2 of chicken stock at a time, until you've used up all of the stock.
6. Add salt & pepper. This is what your rice will look like after it has absorbed all of the chicken stock.
7. Stir in mushrooms, gorgonzola cheese, parmesan cheese, chives, salt & pepper. (I added chicken to mine)
8. ENJOY! :)
I *might* have added more wine than what the recipe called for :)
In the end, it turned out sooooo delicious. I'm definitely trying out more risotto recipes & changing up the veggies, meats & seasonings that I add to it!
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