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Porcini Mushroom Risotto

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Porcini Risotto Recipe

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I love to order porcini risotto at Italian restaurants, but a plate of anything with porcini in it at a decent eatery will easily set me back by about S$25. That is why it makes economical sense for me to cook this at home. I’m glad I did, because I totally enjoy the generous serving of porcini (I use a 1 oz pack for 2 persons) at less than half the price. The water used to soak the dried porcini is used as part of the stock for the risotto, resulting in a deep and earthy taste.

Cooking Porcini Risotto

Early stages of cooking the risotto.

20 comments on “Porcini Mushroom Risotto”

  1. That is wonderful looking rissoto!

  2. What a fabulous, flavorful risotto. I’ve been meaning to attempt risotto and to try using dried mushrooms (other than shiitake.

  3. Your porcini mushrooms risotto looks so scrumptious. It’s a pricey dish here too. So I love cooking it at home to save money. Best of all, I can add more mushrooms to my liking. :)

  4. Hi, I usually take the left-overs to work for lunch and was wondering if risotto can be reheated the next day?


    • To me, it won’t really taste as good as the risotto will dry up. But it’s still possible to reheat if you really want to by adding some chicken stock/hot water to the risotto before warming it up :)

    • Thanks a lot for the reply.

  5. You are 100% right. better to do it at home. I had an experience once..I paid so much for a plate and it was dry…yours looks so good…

  6. I love risotto and porcini mushrooms are great!

  7. Mmmm…love those dried mushrooms….looks delicious. I have always wanted to try cooking risotto but have not done it yet. Must try it someday. Thanks very much for sharing.

  8. Must be flavorful, looks good!

  9. Oh the woody flavour must have gone into this risotto!

  10. I LOVE risotto! You seem like a pro to be able to cook this dish. I always figured it would be quite complicated to make?

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