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Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Truffled Pecorino cheese

di Academia Barilla

Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Truffled Pecorino cheese
1 hours


First course

Ingredients for 4 people

2 1/4 cups Carnaroli or Vialone Nano rice
1/2 cup onions
2 ounces dried Porcini mushrooms
one clove garlic
1/2 cup white wine
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon chives
6 cups vegetable stock
2 tablespoons grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
1/2 cup Pecorino cheese
truffle cream to taste
extra virgin olive oil to taste
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

Preparation 1 hours preparation + 16 minutes cooking
1. To make the mushroom sauce, soak the dried mushrooms in lukewarm water for at least 1 hour

2. Peel and finely chop the garlic

3. When the mushrooms are ready, drain them thoroughly and gently squeeze out any excess liquid, but keep the water in which the mushrooms soaked

4. Roughly chop the mushrooms, put in a pan with two tablespoons of hot oil and stir

5. After 3 or 4 minutes add the chopped garlic, stir and cook for another minute

6. Add half the white wine, and when it has evaporated add a ladleful of the water in which the mushrooms soaked, filtered through a fine strainer

7. Cook for another 2-3 minutes

8. Remove from heat and keep warm

9. For the risotto, bring the broth to a boil in a pan

10. Finely chop the onion

11. Heat another two tablespoons of oil in a pan over medium heat and when the oil is hot, add the finely chopped onion

12. When the onion has browned, add the rice

13. Toast the rice for a few minutes until it becomes translucent, stirring constantly

14. Add the white wine

15. When the wine has evaporated, begin to add the broth, a ladle or two at a time

16. Bring the risotto to a boil while adding the broth (1 or 2 ladles at a time), stirring constantly

17. Salt and pepper to taste

18. After about 16-18 minutes the rice will be al dente

19. Remove it from the heat and add the butter in pieces, stir and cover for a few minutes

20. Add the Pecorino, truffle cream, one tablespoon of Parmigiano Reggiano and the chopped chives

21. Stir well until the cheese has melted

22. Serve in Parmigiano cheese baskets decorated with freshly ground black pepper and chives

23. How to prepare the Parmigiano Reggiano baskets: Spread a layer of grated Parmigiano cheese (about 1/16” thick) on the parchment paper in a circular shape

24. Microwave for 30-40 seconds (the cheese should melt)

25. Remove from the microwave and while still warm press over an upside-down cup to give it the desired shape

26. Let cool and serve