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Risotto with Porcini
in the pressure cooker
1 package dried porcini mushrooms
Soak the porcini in boiling water for 10 minutes. Lift out the mushrooms with a slotted spoon and set aside. Strain the soaking water, and then add enough of the vegetable stock to make 3 1/2 cups liquid. Coarsely chop the mushrooms. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker and sauté the leeks and garlic 1-2 minutes. Add oregano, rice, porcini, stock mixture, and salt. Lock lid in place, and over high heat bring to high pressure. Lower the heat just enough to maintain high pressure and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce the pressure with a quick-release method. Remove the lid. Stir in the parsley and cheese. Serve immediately in shallow soup bowls. (If, by any chance, the rice is not tender and creamy when you remove the lid, stir in a bit more stock and cook over medium heat, not under pressure, until rice is tender. Then add the parsley and cheese and serve.)
Recipe created 1995-05-30.