As you know by now, I am a bit smitten with my Thermomix, one of the first recipes I made was Risotto, it was amazing – I made it a fair bit in the early days, so much so that Hubby had to ask me to not make it so often 😏
Mushroom Risotto is one of our favourites and I start with a bowl of boiling water and about 8-10 dried Porchini mushrooms, leave to soak, do not get rid of the water as it has all the lovely mushroomy flavours in it.
You will need 70g of grated Parmasan, either wizard it at 10 in the Thermomix bowl and set aside, or grate on your finest grater and set aside.
I roughly chop and peel a medium onion and a small clove of garlic and chop in the Thermomix for a few seconds at speed 4, then scrape down the bowl and add 30g of butter, I like to add some fresh Thyme here, and cook on heat 100, speed 1 for 5 minutes.
At this point add the ‘butterfly’ attachment to the Thermomix bowl and add 180g of Risotto rice, I am using Arborio and stir on reverse speed 1, heat 100 for a minute – this coats the rice in the butter, add 100ml of white wine and cook for another minute at heat 100 reverse speed 1.
At this point, remove the soaked mushrooms from the soaking liquid, giving them a good squeeze and place them on a chopping board, add to the stock (Mushroom water) with vegetable stock to bring up to 450ml watching out for any grit at the bottom, to the Thermomix bowl, then cook for 7 minutes at reverse speed, heat 100.
Whilst this is cooking, chop your soaked mushrooms and I like to add a good few sliced button mushrooms, then add to the bowl and cook again for another 5 minutes, heat 100 reverse speed 1. Finish by adding 30g butter, the 70g of grated Parmesan and I like to add a glug of Truffle oil as it’s Mushroom Risotto, and I got some for Christmas that needs using, stir for a minute on speed 1 reverse, taste, season and serve – yummy..
You can obviously make this without a Thermomix, just follow the instructions but use a pan and the stirring is done by hand, not a machine 😇 Get all of your ingredients ready before you start and by hand means keeping your eye on it.