This Gourmet Truffle Mushroom Risotto brings restaurant-quality into your home kitchen by utilizing small ingredients that bring A LOT of flavor.
And it all comes down to two more high-end and powerful ingredients. Both are extremely popular among chefs and foodies alike: truffles and porcini mushrooms.
What Makes This Truffle Mushroom Risotto Gourmet?
You guessed it. It’s those truffles and porcinis. And the sore arm you’ll have after pouring lots of love into it.
Don’t Let This Recipe Truffle Your Feathers
Truffle mushrooms are incredibly expensive and hard to find. They’re rare and take a lonnnnnnnng time to cultivate. But don’t fret!
Truffle oil, though still on the pricey side, can generally be found in your local grocery store. It gives you that truffle essence with just a few drops. A tiny $12 bottle lasts me a year!
It’s used as a finishing oil, so you won’t actually be cooking with it, just drizzling it on top! Heating it too much will make it completely lose it’s flavor.
In this recipe I recommend you actually add the truffle oil to each serving, to optimize it’s gourmet flavor.
You’ll Need An Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weenie, Flavor-Boosting Dried Porcini
I’m sorry, I know it’s now going to be stuck in your head all day, too. I really couldn’t help myself.
But it’s true!
Just like truffle oil, the flavor of dried porcinis is so strong, that an itsy bitsy teeny weenie bit of them goes a long way. With just 1/2 an ounce of them in this risotto, you’ll get that earthy taste we are after for this dish.
Green tip: Mushrooms are not only delicious but considered sustainable food. They have a relatively small environmental footprint as they take little water and energy to grow and emit little CO2. Try buying organic mushrooms if they are accessible to you. Organic farms rely on biodiversity to generate rich soil, avoiding the use of pesticides and fertilizers, which means no toxic runoff.
Stir It Up, Little Darling!
Here’s the thing about risotto. You just gotta keep stirring.
Strap on your most comfortable shoes. Crank up the music. Pour yourself a drink. Because this isn’t a dump it and leave it kind of meal.
It’s an enjoy the ride, taste as you go, get a good arm workout from continuous stirring kind of meal.
And its WORTH. EVERY. SECOND.