Wild Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Course Dinner
Servings 6



  • 2-3 lb boneless beef steaks (filet, sirloin, tri tip, etc.)
  • olive oil to brush steaks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • 2 qt chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion minced
  • 2 cup Arborio or Carnaroli rice
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup porcini mushroom dried
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese plus some for garnish
  • salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp parsley minced (optional)


  • Heat the chicken stock in a soup pot and maintain it simmer.
  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a 4-quart,heavy-bottomed soup pot over a medium flame. Add onions and cook until soft but not browned, about 3 minutes. Add the rice, stirring to coat each grain well with the butter and oil.
  • Heat the rice until it turns translucent with a white dot in the center, about 3 minutes. Add the wine and cook until it is completely absorbed. Add the simmering stock a ladle at a time while stirring the rice. Wait until the stock absorbs completely until adding the next ladle of stock.
  • Once the rice is tender (after about 20minutes), stir in the butter and Romano cheese. Season to taste. Serve with a dusting of Romano and parsley.


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