Extra 'Shroomy Mushroom Risotto

The weather has FINALLY started to cool down in Southern California, which means it is FINALLY time to start cooking heartier dishes, risotto being one of my absolute favorites.


This recipe not only uses a massive amount of mushrooms but gets an extra 'shroom boost from some A Bite of Good Italian Countryside spice blend (get yours here), which includes porcini mushroom powder, among other herbs and spices. You can certainly make this recipe without my spice blend, but it won't be nearly as 'shroom-tastic.



Extra 'Shroomy Mushroom Risotto


Serves 6


Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces unsalted butter, divided

  • 2 pounds fresh mushrooms (I used portabella and crimini, but if you can find fresh wild mushrooms you'd be taking things to an even more amazing 'shroom level!); large mushrooms sliced, small mushrooms halved or quartered

  • 1 tablespoon A Bite of Good Italian Countryside spice blend (get yours here)

  • 8 cups (about) homemade or low-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil