This was a bit of an experiment, I fancied mushroom risotto as we had a couple of type of mushrooms in the fridge and we hadn't had mushroom risotto for ages. We didn't have any white wine open or any vermouth, however we did have some red wine that had been condemned to cooking (we were never going to drink it) so I though I'd give it a try and find out what happens is you use red wine. Ass it turns out the results are pretty good in taste although you do end up with very dark rice which looks a little odd. The flavours really worked I don't think the red wine would have worked as well with chicken though.
- 100 g risotto rice
- 500 ml vegetable or chicken stock
- 1 tsp rapeseed oil
- 1 clove of garlic finely chopped
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 glass red wine
- Heat the oil in saucepan and fry off the onion, garlic and mushrooms
- Add in the rice and stir about so that it is covered in the oil and fat
- Add in the wine
- Add in a little of the stock, about enough to cover the rice, keep stiring and adding the stock as it is aborbed until you have added it all or the rice is soft and sticky
Serving Size:2 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 225mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 6gSugar: 9gProtein: 8g
this sounds delicious .. I wish I could experiment and come up with something in delicious x
Love the use of the red wine and I imagine the mushrooms absorbed all the wonderful wine flavors along with the rice. Very tasty and an interesting twist on risotto...
Looks great, it wouldn't have occurred to me to stick red wine in a risotto! I bet it was delicious.
It was a bit of a spur of the moment thing that I wasn't too sure of but the flavour worked.
Lou @ Crumbs + Corkscrews
The red wine certainly added a different flavour to the risotto, it tasted fantastic! Always great to experimenting to use up the bits and pieces x
Sophie at Franglaise Cooking
What a fab idea using red wine instead of white - thanks for experimenting with it for us 🙂 I absolutely love risotto and a wild mushroom one is my favourite, but next time I will try with red wine - I quite like the darker colour too.
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It gave a really interesting full flavour.
This looks delicious. I love mushrooms but don't often cook with them as my husband is allergic and I feel bad eating them on my own. Think this recipe is worth making an exception for though! *adds mushrooms to shopping list* Thanks for linking up with #recipeoftheweek 🙂 I've pinned and tweeted this post and there's a fresh linky live now. Hope you join in x
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