What's better than a bowl of creamy, cheesy, and hearty risotto? The answer is nothing. Our triple mushroom risotto packs a major umami punch with porcini-shiitake broth and roasted shiitake and cremini mushrooms on top. Enjoy this and thank us later. Tip: Why remove the stems of shiitake? Those stems are too woody and fibrous to eat. Yet here, they are used to add flavor to broth.
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You Will Need
Heat-Safe Mixing Bowl
Before You Cook
Make Broth and Prepare Ingredients
Stem shiitake mushrooms and cut caps into ¼" strips. Reserve stems.
Cut cremini mushrooms into ¼" slices.
Peel and mince shallot.
Mince parsley, stems and leaves.
Halve baguette lengthwise and halve again at an angle, creating four wedges.
Once water is boiling, remove from burner and stir in dried porcini mushrooms and shiitake stems. Set aside 5 minutes, then strain through a wire-mesh strainer into a heat-safe bowl. Discard porcinis and shiitake stems. Reserve pot.
While mushrooms soak, roast remaining mushrooms.
Roast the Mushrooms
Place cremini mushrooms and shiitake caps on prepared baking sheet. Toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.
Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven until mushrooms are tender, 10-12 minutes.
While mushrooms roast, start risotto.
Start the Risotto
Return pot used to make broth to medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add shallot and parsley (reserve a pinch for garnish) to hot pot. Stir constantly until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
Add Arborio rice and stir constantly until rice is toasted and opaque, 1-2 minutes.
Add 1 cup hot mushroom broth. Rice should just be covered by broth. Stir constantly until nearly all broth is absorbed.
Finish the Risotto
Add another ½ cup hot mushroom broth and stir constantly until broth is nearly all absorbed.
Repeat this process, stirring often, 18-20 minutes.
Taste risotto as you cook, checking for tenderness. When rice has no more "bite" or crunch, it's done. There may be broth left.
Remove from burner and stir in half of the roasted mushrooms (reserve the remaining for garnish), butter, Parmesan and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Cover and set aside.
Bake the Baguette
Drizzle baguette slices with ½ tsp. olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place directly on oven rack and bake until lightly browned and toasted, 5-7 minutes.
Carefully remove hot baguette slices from oven.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping risotto with remaining mushrooms and garnishing with remaining parsley. Bon appetit!
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