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Chef John's Baked Mushroom Risotto

Chef John's Baked Mushroom Risotto

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Chef John

Chef John

The beginning and the end of this risotto recipe are pretty standard, but we've moved the middle 15 minutes into the oven in an attempt to eliminate those dreaded 'variables.' Besides being easier and more repeatable, this method produced a risotto that was identical in looks, taste, and texture to anything I can do on the stove.

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  • Calories:
  • 478 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 25.8 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 50.9g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 11 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 929 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter in large, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; season with salt, and cook and stir mushrooms until brown. They will begin browning after the moisture evaporates.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and stir in onion. Sprinkle with black pepper and cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until onions are translucent and soft.
  4. Pour rice into skillet and stir until each rice grain is coated with butter. Season with salt.
  5. Pour 1 cup chicken broth into the rice mixture. Raise heat to medium-high and cook, stirring rice until liquid is completely absorbed by the rice.
  6. Pour another cup chicken stock into the rice and stir until mixture comes to a simmer.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until grains are almost tender but still slightly firm, about 15 minutes. Transfer skillet to stovetop. Season with more salt, if necessary.
  8. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup chicken broth and cream; pour into the skillet. Cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until rice is tender, 1 or 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  9. Drizzle 2 tablespoons cream over rice. Add the grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and chives; stir. Serve immediately.
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Reviews

Sara Nichols
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Sara Nichols

9/7/2013

Excellent! Very creamy and the rice was cooked to perfection . Followed the recipe very closely, just adding slightly more onion, used organic chicken broth , added NO additional salt and everyone thought it perfect. As a minimal salt user, I still find broth is salty, and this worked out just right. Thanks Chef John, a hit as usual.!

Meg Mae
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Meg Mae

1/22/2014

This was delicious. I've never made risotto before and it came out great. I substituted Arborio rice and it worked perfectly. I don't think it needs as much salt though. Next time I'll just lightly salt the mushrooms and not add anymore after that. I used low-sodium chicken broth as well.

mauigirl
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mauigirl

6/30/2014

Simple and absolutely delicious! I used my dutch oven instead of a skillet and I did not add any salt because I used salted butter and with the large amount of broth it just was not necessary. Perfect flavor and texture. Thanks for another winner chef john!

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