' Wild Mushroom Risotto | Hidden Ridge Vineyard

Wild Mushroom Risotto

9 1/2 T Butter, divided

1 1/2 pounds fresh wild mushrooms (porcini, stemmed shiitake, hen of the woods) Sliced or quartered depending on size

7 cups chicken broth

1 T olive oil

3/4 c finely chopped leeks (while & pale green parts only)

1 1/4 c rice, (can use brown if you are willing to stir that long)

1/2 c. Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

Melt 2 T butter in large skillet over medium heat.  Add 1/4 c of mushrooms, sprinkle with sauce and saute about 4 -5 minutes until tender and beginning to brown. Transfer mushrooms to medium bowl.  Repeat with remaining mushrooms, butter and salt until all mushrooms are tender and browned.

Bring broth to a simmer. Meanwhile, melt 1 1/2 T butter with olive oil in large saucepan over medium-low heat.  Add leeks and saute until tender about 6 minutes.  Season with salt.  Add rice and increase heat to medium, stirring for about 4 minutes.  Add wine and stir until wine is absorbed - about 2 minutes. Add 3/4 c warm broth and stir until almost all broth is absorbed.  Continue adding broth by 3/4 cupfuls for about 10 minutes and then add the mushrooms.  Continue adding broth by 3/4 cupfuls, stirring until almost all broth is absorbed.


Wine Pairings

2006 55% Slope
2007 55% Slope