Authentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it. Complements grilled
meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist
slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the center).
- 6 cups chicken broth, or as needed
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 pound portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 2 medium shallots, diced
- 1 ½ cups Arborio rice
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
- ⅓ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1. Warm broth in a saucepan over low heat.
2. Meanwhile, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add
portobello and white mushrooms; cook and stir until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms
and their liquid to a bowl; set aside.
3. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the saucepan. Stir in shallots and cook for 1 minute. Add
rice; cook and stir until rice is coated with oil and pale, golden in color, about 2 minutes.
4. Pour in wine, stirring constantly until wine is fully absorbed. Add 1/2 cup warm broth to the rice,
and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly,
until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, yet firm to the bite, about 15 to 20 minutes.
5. Remove from heat. Stir in reserved mushrooms and their liquid, butter, chives, and Parmesan
cheese. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.