Wild Mushroom Risotto with Sundried Tomatoes

Wild Mushroom Risotto

This is one of my favorite wintertime dishes. It’s hearty, flavorful and comforting.

The wild mushrooms I tend to use for this recipe are either shiitake or porcini. This time I used shiitake. Not only do I love the flavor of these mushrooms but their nutrition profile as well. Did you know the shiitake mushroom is a symbol of longevity in parts of Asia? It’s been used medicinally for over 6,000 years.

I served the risotto over fresh baby spinach which I highly recommend. The sundried tomatoes add a sweetness to round out the smoky flavor of the mushrooms. Hope you like it :-)

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Sundried Tomatoes
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup dried wild mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup mushroom water (reserved from soaking dried mushrooms)
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1½ cups arborio rice
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • handful of sundried tomatoes, reconstituted and chopped
Instructions
  1. Reconstitute dried mushrooms by placing mushrooms in a medium bowl with 1¼ cups of hot water. Let soak for 30 minutes, then reserve water for later use. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add in olive oil, fresh mushrooms, dried mushrooms, and onions to pan and cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until onions soften. Meanwhile, in a separate small saucepan, place the vegetable stock, mushroom water, and lemon juice over low heat. Heat broth to a simmer. Back to the large saucepan, add arborio rice and stir for about 1 minute.
  3. Pour in the wine and cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until it mostly evaporates. Add one ladleful of hot broth to rice mixture. Cook until it evaporates, stirring constantly using a wooden spoon. Continue adding broth one ladle at a time, stirring consistently, for about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Add sundried tomatoes and let risotto rest for about 3 minutes covered before serving. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast (optional) and serve hot. Enjoy!

 

Comments

  1. Jean says

    Hi Trish! I love mushroom risottos.  The dried mushrooms (especially when using the soaking liquid) imparts so much flavor to the rice.  Yours looks perfect–I love everything you put in your dish.  :)

  2. Jean says

    Hi Trish! I love mushroom risottos.  The dried mushrooms (especially when using the soaking liquid) imparts so much flavor to the rice.  Yours looks perfect–I love everything you put in your dish.  :)

  3. Authenticsuburbangourmet says

    Trish – just got back from the grocery store and I am already super hungry, THEN I pop onto your blog and see this divine looking risotto.  I need to put this on my list to make.  Delish!  Hope the holidays are treating you well!  :-)

  4. Authenticsuburbangourmet says

    Trish – just got back from the grocery store and I am already super hungry, THEN I pop onto your blog and see this divine looking risotto.  I need to put this on my list to make.  Delish!  Hope the holidays are treating you well!  :-)

  5. matt says

    I am not a wild fan of mushrooms but this recipe that you have for the risotto with sundried tomatoes and wild mushrooms looks to die for. I think that I am going to have to step outside my box and try and make this for dinner. I’ll let you know what I think.

  6. matt says

    I am not a wild fan of mushrooms but this recipe that you have for the risotto with sundried tomatoes and wild mushrooms looks to die for. I think that I am going to have to step outside my box and try and make this for dinner. I’ll let you know what I think.

    • says

      Thanks for pointing that out, Susan. Since my sundried tomatoes were relatively new and not too dried out, I chopped them up and added them right at the end. So it really depends on the dryness of the tomatoes. If they are dry, you can re-constitite them in some water warm for about 3-5 minutes and then add them to the dish at the end. Thanks for reading:-)

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