Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby Bella and Asiago Risotto

This recipe originally called for porcini mushrooms and Parmesan cheese, but I decided to mix it up a little bit by using different types of both the mushrooms and cheese. This is a pretty basic recipe for risotto - but adding the mushrooms makes it very hearty and perfect to serve on a chilly night.

As with all risotto, you have to be around to stir it frequently, but it doesn't require constant stirring. When I make it, I usually use almost all of the broth it calls for, but sometimes you may find that it reaches the creamy stage before all the liquid has been used up. Either way, enjoy!

Baby Bella and Asiago Risotto
from Everyday Food
Makes 4 servings

2 cans (14.5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons butter
8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup Arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese, plus more for garnish

In medium saucepan, heat broth over low heat. Keep warm.

In large saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high. Add mushrooms; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to plate, set aside.

Reduce heat to medium-low. Add onion and 1 tablespoon butter to saute pan; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring about 1 minute. Add wine and cook, stirring, until absorbed, 1 minute.

Add 2 cups of warm broth to rice mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until absorbed, 4 to 5 minutes. Continue to add broth, by cupfuls, stirring occasionally and allowing each addition to be absorbed before adding more, until rice is al dente, about 25 minutes total. You may not need all the broth.

Remove risotto from heat. Stir in Asiago, remaining tablespoon butter, and the sauteed mushrooms; season with salt and pepper if necessary. Garnish with additional Asiago if desired and serve immediately.


Maria said...

I love a good creamy risotto, yours looks perfect!

kathleen & tom said...

That looks delicious!

What's Cookin Chicago said...

What a great accompaniment with your lamb!

Pam said...

Oh yum. This risotto is calling my name. I've still never made my own risotto - I must change that.

Your lamb chops below look amazing too.

Aggie said...

I love mushrooms and asiago! This looks and sounds so good! What a great recipe!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I really need to try risotto one of these days.

Anonymous said...

oooh! Fancy schmancy pants! ;)

test it comm said...

That risotto look so creamy and good!

Unknown said...

It looks so good. I am totally going to try this recipe!!!