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Wild Mushrooms Risotto with Marmite

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

How often do you clear/ clean your pantry? Do you know what exactly you have in it? I am very lazy and I only clear the pantry when I run out of storage space. Not clear actually, it's to "make space". I was going through the pantry over the weekend and found half a bag of assorted dried wild mushrooms which I bought from Spain last Summer...or maybe the Summer before, anyway, I forgot all about it! No fungus on fungus, so I decided to use it before that ever happens. I added Marmite which is one of those long neglected sauces that I have, and it was deeeeelicious! It's a wonder how a mere teaspoon of this salty stuff added so much flavour and depth to the dish.

Wild mushroom risotto with marmite

Ingredients: serves 2

  • In a saucepan, bring to boil washed dried mushrooms and 1 1/2 cups water. Reduce heat to simmer for at least 30 mins and until mushrooms are softened.
  • In a pan, heat up about 1 tbs of olive oil.
  • Mix in rice, fry until rice is translucent at the edges.
  • Add wine and mix well until liquid is evaporated.
  • Add about 1/2 cup of the boiling mushrooms/liquid. Stir occasionally.
  • Add more mushroom stock when liquid is completely absorbed.
  • Continue until rice is cooked and all the liquid has been absorbed. You might have to add more water to get the consistency or texture you like.
  • Stir in Marmite.
  • Add sugar and salt to taste.
  • Serve with some freshly ground black pepper. Also delicious with some truffle balsamic glaze!

Wild mushroom risotto with marmite 2

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