Serious Mushroom Risotto

Gayle McLeod | October 20, 2014

Risott-OH! That's right... it's that good. Deceptively simple yet worthy of a fine dining experience in the comfort of your home.

Serves 4-6


3 tbsp olive oil + 1 tbsp butter

1 small onion, finely diced

1 stalk celery, finely diced

1 cup Arborio rice

1/4 cup dry white wine

1 1/2 cups Intense Natural Chicken Stock, warm

1 litre container Serious Mushroom Soup, warm

1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish

1 tbsp butter



In a large sauté pan, warm the olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add the onion and celery; cook until translucent and tender.

Add the rice and cook, stirring constantly until the rice is slightly toasted (about 5 minutes), then add the wine.

Once the wine is absorbed, add the warm chicken stock, one ladle-full at a time, stirring frequently after each addition until most of the liquid has been absorbed.

Add the mushroom soup, one ladle-full at a time, stirring after each addition, until all of the soup has been added to the risotto. Continue stirring until most of the soup has been absorbed.

Turn off the heat then stir in the parsley, grated Parmesan cheese and butter. Cover with a lid and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve with more freshly grated Parmesan cheese.







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