Friday, November 21, 2008

Making Chestnut and mushroom risotto

I go through phases and my current craze is making risotto. I remember seeing Isabelle post a risotto recipe using chestnut and mushroom which sounded yummy so I made up my own version.It didn't disappoint.


1.5 cups of arborio rice
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup white wine
1/2 onion diced
3 cloves garlic crushed
6-8 mushrooms sliced
a small bunch of enoki mushrooms
1/2 cup pecorino romano cheese shave - keep some for serving.
8 chestnuts boiled & peeled
continental parsley - leaves only chopped.

I've tried this recipe with shitaki mushroom but found the usual ones had better flavour. You may also want to throw in some oyster mushroom for a different texture.


Heat oil in a large saucepan.
Add onion and garlic lightly fry for 2 minutes.

Add rice, stirring quickly to coat grains.

Stir in wine and about ½ - 1 cup stock and cook until liquid is absorbed.

Continue to add 1 cup of stock and stir, until liquid has been absorbed. Continue adding stock and stirring.

Once half the stock has been added, add the mushrooms & chestnuts. Continue adding stock and stir until rice is cooked.

When you are almost ready to serve stir through the pecorino romano cheese (the cheese really gives the extra flavour).

Once risotto is cooked serve on dish - add parsley, shaved cheese, and freshly ground pepper.



Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Nice recipe! I love enoki mushrooms and I'll use any excuse to make something with them :)

Anita said...

I've heard chestnuts are almost in season. This definitely looks like great recipe to use them in :)

Angelica said...

Looks delicious! I have been looking for a good risotto recipe for ages, and this looks absolutely scrumptious!