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Porcini Mushroom Risotto

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.

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20 Responses to “Porcini Mushroom Risotto”

  1. peachkins — June 29, 2011 @ 3:19 pm

    That is wonderful looking rissoto!


  2. Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — June 29, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

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


  3. Christine's Recipes — June 29, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

    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. Kelvin — June 29, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

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



    • wiffy replied: — June 30th, 2011 @ 10:18 am

      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 :)


      • Kelvin replied: — June 30th, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

        Thanks a lot for the reply.

  5. norma — June 29, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    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. mycookinghut — June 30, 2011 @ 4:33 am

    I love risotto and porcini mushrooms are great!


  7. MaryMoh — July 1, 2011 @ 3:45 am

    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. Little Corner of Mine — July 1, 2011 @ 6:52 am

    Must be flavorful, looks good!


  9. daphne — July 3, 2011 @ 11:20 pm

    Oh the woody flavour must have gone into this risotto!


  10. HoppingHammy — July 6, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    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?


    • wiffy replied: — July 7th, 2011 @ 12:44 pm

      It’s not complicated at all, just arm-aching from the stirring ;)