Wild Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients

  • 19 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh wild mushrooms large mushrooms sliced, small mushrooms halved or quartered
  • 7 cups (about) low-salt chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped leek (white and pale green parts only)
  • 1 1/4 cups arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup dry white vermouth
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add 1/4 of mushrooms and sprinkle with salt.
  • Saute mushrooms until tender and beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer mushrooms to medium bowl.
  • Working in 3 more batches, repeat with 6 tablespoons butter, remaining mushrooms, and salt and pepper.
  • Bring 7 cups chicken broth to simmer in medium saucepan; keep warm.
  • Melt remaining 11/2 tablespoons butter with olive oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Add leek, sprinkle with salt, and saute until tender, 4 to 5 minutes .
  • Add rice and increase heat to medium.
  • Stir until edges of rice begin to look translucent, 3 to 4 minute s.
  • Add white wine and vermouth and stir until liquid is absorbed, about 1 minute.
  • Add 3/4 cup warm chicken broth; stir until almost all broth is absorbed, about 1 minute.
  • Continue adding broth by 3/4 cupfuls, stirring until almost all broth is absorbed before adding more, until rice is halfway cooked, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in sauteed mushrooms .
  • Continue adding broth by 3/4 cupfuls, stirring until almost all broth is absorbed before adding more, until rice is tender but still firm to bite and risotto is creamy, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, if using.
  • Transfer risotto to serving bowl.
  • Pass additional Parmesan cheese alongside, if desired.

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