ABOUT

Risotto is a marvelous culinary expression of Italy, combining the wholesomeness of rice with quality flavorings and spices. The secret to excellent risotto lies with Arborio, a high-starch, short-grain rice that absorbs cooking liquids to achieve a creamy overall texture. We blend a classic mix of flavors including porcini, champignon and shiitake mushrooms with garlic, rosemary and chives for our Porcini Risotto.

BASIC PREP

Heat 1 quart water or chicken stock to simmer and reserve. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 cup Porcini Risotto and stir quickly until rice is well coated and opaque, about 2 minutes. Add 1 cup warm liquid to rice. Cook, stirring, until rice has absorbed liquid. Add remaining liquid 1 cup at a time, cooking and stirring until rice absorbs all the liquid after each addition and rice is tender but firm.

INGREDIENTS

Arborio rice, dried mushrooms, shallots, spices and chives.