Wild Mushroom Risotto

By Michelin Star Chef
Daniel Galmiche

For 4 people
25 Mins
Dairy, Celery, Sulphites

Utensils & Essentials

Knife, chopping board, frying pan, large saucepan, large spoon or ladle, sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

  • 150g fresh wild mushrooms
  • 90g butter (or vegan butter)
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 90 ml dry white wine
  • 320g arborio risotto rice
  • 1 tbsp creme fraiche (or vegan cream)
  • Fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 60g parmesan cheese, to serve (or vegan cheese)
  • vegetable stock (to add to 1 l of boiling water)
  • salt and pepper (not included)

How to make

Wild Mushroom Risotto
Finely chop the onion.
Heat half the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat, add half the chopped onion and the mushrooms, and saute for 2 minutes until golden. Add a couple of tablespoons of the wine. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and set aside.
Now for the risotto: add the stock and 1 L water to a saucepan and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and keep it at a simmer.
In a large, heavy-based saucepan, melt the remaining butter over a low heat and add the remaining onion. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until softened but not browned, then add the rice and stir. Add the remaining wine and let it evaporate to remove the acidity.
Add one ladleful of the stock and stir continuously until it is absorbed. Repeat until the rice is cooked – this will take 16 to 18 minutes. The grains should be plump but still firm and not too wet – though feel free to cook them a little longer if you prefer a thicker texture.
At the last minute, add the crème fraîche (or vegan cream) and finish by folding in the cooked mushrooms and onion, along with some fresh parsley, seasoning with salt and pepper.
Serve immediately, with a hunk of grated parmesan cheese or vegan cheddar to grate on on top. Light and luscious!
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