Mushroom risotto with truffle oil

I love cooking (as much as I love eating) delicious food. Whenever people say that cooking too difficult or time-consuming, I like to suggest recipes that are neither.

Risotto has a bad reputation for being both a laborious food and one that’s easy to mess up. However, if you follow this recipe & you’ll have a lovely dinner in a half-hour. The earthiness of the mushrooms balance creaminess of the risotto and the decadence of the truffle oil.

Mushroom risotto with truffle oil
adapted from Tyler Florence’s recipe
Makes 2-3 servings
Cooking time: about 30 minutes

Mushroom risotto with truffle oil.

Mushroom risotto with truffle oil.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of low sodium vegetable broth
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp. truffle oil
  • 1/2 pound of baby bella mushrooms
  • bay leaf
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic (fresh &  minced or powdered)
  • thyme
  • parsley
  • oregano
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 oz. dried porcini mushrooms (cleaned)
  • 1 cup Arborio multigrain rice
  • 1/4 cup Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat vegetable broth in a small pot and keep warm over low heat.
  2. In a bowl, reconstitute the dry porcini mushrooms in 1 cup of vegetable broth and set aside.
  3. Heat some olive oil in a large skillet. Saute 1/2 of the onions with garlic until onions are translucent. Add baby bella mushrooms and seasonings.
  4. Drizzle in truffle oil, then add porcini mushrooms. Season again with sea salt & pepper, then set aside.
  5. In the same skillet, add more olive oil and sauté the rest of the onions with garlic powder. Add Arborio rice and stir quickly with a wooden spoon for 1 minute until rice is well-coated & opaque. Slowly, stir Sauvignon Blanc in little by little until it is almost all evaporated.
  6. Then, slowly stir in the rest of the vegetable broth little by little until it becomes slightly firm & creamy.
  7. Add mushrooms to risotto and fold in parmesan cheese until melted.
  8. Garnish with thyme, parsley, oregano, and a little drizzle of truffle oil and enjoy!
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