Mushroom and Celery Risotto

Happy Saturday all! Just popping in to bring you this Mushroom and Celery Risotto which is a great lunch or dinner meal for any day of the week!Mushroom and Celery Risotto-thebittersideofsweet

Before I get to the recipe I wanted to share something with you!

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Okay so back to the Risotto. I am not going to lie. It takes some work to get a fabulous Risotto. It takes a good 40 minutes to include the stirring and adding water or broth to get a good Risotto. I mean a really, really good Risotto. I have a trick that I use at home. I use a presser cooker from Italy that my husband acquired from his mom and the Risotto is done in like 7 minutes. I would not even begin to be able to tell you how to use this, but if you have one you could totally play around with it and see if it works for you.Mushroom and Celery RisottoI actually favor the long drawn out process of standing around and stirring because I think it gives it a creaminess that you can not achieve with the pressure cooker. One day I decided I wanted to do a really good Risotto so I checked out how Giada did it. It was very useful in helping me get my technique down. I highly recommend using the arborio rice. I normally get mine from Italy but when I run out I can pretty much find the rice anywhere these days. Lately this is the only process I use and since we eat a ton of Risotto around here I thought it was time to share it with you! ENJOY!!

Mushroom and Celery Risotto

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Mushroom and Celery Risotto
Recipe type: Risotto
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 2
Risotto that is creamy combined with mushrooms and celery that is great for any day of the week dinner!
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup arborio rice
  • 5 cups vegetable stock, warm
  • ½ pound (8oz) sliced mushrooms
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • salt for taste
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup parmigiano-reggiano
  • dried parsley
  1. Heat vegetable stock in a pot. Turn off and leave on the stove.
  2. Saute mushroom and salt. Take off heat.
  3. In large pan or dutch oven on medium to medium high heat saute onions with olive oil and salt for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the arborio rice in order to toast the rice for 3 minutes.
  5. Add white wine and allow it to reduce for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. At this point you want to start to add your stock in. About one to two ladles at a time. Reduce heat to medium. You want your rice to be at a maintained simmer.
  7. Stir well after each addition of stock.
  8. After 20 to 25 minutes you want to stir in your mushrooms and celery.
  9. Add the final 2 ladles of stock and stir and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Take off heat, add parmigiano-reggiano and stir. Sprinkle with parsley and ENJOY!

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13 thoughts on “Mushroom and Celery Risotto

  1. Carole

    Nancy, just lovely and unusual too. It would be great if you linked in to Food on Friday: Rice. The showcases from this Food on Friday have not yet been selected. This link will take you to my home page where you will find a sidebar with links to all the different Food on Fridays. So that I know you have linked and can be sure to pin to the board I have for each one, please do leave a short comment. Cheers

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