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Oven baked Mushroom Peas Risotto

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Ingredients

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450g Risotto Rice Carnaroli, Arborio or Vialone Nano
2 stalks Celery rib
1 Onions
4 cloves Garlic
2 tbsp Thyme
2 tbsp porcini mushroom soaked in half a cup of water
1 cup white wine
about 5 cups chicken stock
400g mushrooms
1 cup grean peas can be frozen
1/4 cup Olive oil
finishing
80g Butter
1 cup Parmesan cheese

Nutritional information

180
Calories
14g
Total Fat
41
Carbohydrate
3.2
Fibre

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Oven baked Mushroom Peas Risotto

Yes it's oven baked but the taste is the same!

Features:
  • Gluten Free
  • Rice
  • Vegeterian
  • wine
Cuisine:
  • 45 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Medium

Ingredients

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Oven baked Risotto works! and I hope the Italians forgive me on this one but it tastes great as well.

There are not many dishes that are demanding 100% of your attention like a traditional risotto.

It’s because of the method of which the rice is made, adding just enough liquids to the risotto in order for it to be absorbed into the rice evenly making the rice be both “al dente” and sticky because of all that starch in the rice.

Does oven baked Risotto really works?

Yes it is, from various reasons.

First, the kind of rice we are using is a starchy brand typical of risotto such as Carnaroli, Arborio or Vialone Nano. Each of those will give us the porridge like texture we are after.

Second, is because we are definitely undercooking the rice.

Remember, we start of by cooking the rice on the stove by bringing it into a simmer, only after we can adjust liquid level and place in the oven so the oven basically provides the risotto with a full steady temperature to evenly absorb the liquids

Make sure you are using a cast iron pot or a Dutch oven because we want to create an almost sealed, pressure pot to be able to control the stock evaporation better.

oven baked risotto

Finishing steps for an oven baked risotto

As soon as the pot is out of the oven we need to take maximum attention because at this point the rice is still a bit forgiving and can be amended in seasoning and texture.

  • First thing I usually do is add 1 cup of chicken stock to the risotto, I like my risotto runny. even if it looks that you have enough fluids, in 2 seconds we will add butter and cheese which will harden the rice so don’t be afraid to add liquids.
  • Adding the butter and the parmesan to the oven baked risotto and adjusting seasoning is essential while the rice is warm, afterwards it will not be possible. The butter gives the risotto a shiny smooth texture and the parmesan adds a lot of flavor

If made right oven baked risotto can hardly be recognized as made in the oven and not “by the book”.

It’s extremely important when entertaining, it can leave you with two free hands to make other dishes without burning 30 minutes on the risotto preparation.

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Steps

1
Done
15 minutes

stir ingredients

Preheat the oven to 185°c/ 360°F.
Place a large Dutch oven on a medium-high heat, add olive oil and mushrooms, cook mushrooms for 2 minutes until golden brown, take out the mushrooms and place in a bowl, we will use them later.
Add onions and celery for 2 minutes until transparent, add the rice, porcini mushrooms, garlic and thyme, cook for another minute.
Pour wine, stir for another 2 minutes and add the chicken stock and bring into a gentle simmer.

2
Done
20 minutes

Bake and serve

Move the pot into the heated oven and bake for 17-22 minutes, check after 18 minutes, it's better that the risotto will be with extra fluids then dry.
Take out the pot add peas, mushrooms butter, Parmesan and stir (I also like to add one more cup of chicken stock in this stage).
Serve immediately .

Yaron Kimhi

Yaron Kimhi

Yaron has been cooking since he was 15 years old and only on his early 20's started to work professionally in restaurants, specializing in French, Italian and Japanese cuisines. After owning a few restaurants, the focus became more of the online culinary aspects of this fascinating profession. when not cooking, or talking about food (most of the time), Yaron practice Yoga and the morning routine has to include Yoga practice.

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