If you hate mushrooms, look away now! Carluccio’s are celebrating a festival of funghi with an Autumnal focus on mushrooms. There’s lots of products in store that can help enjoy this aromatic and versatile ingredient.
This is a celebration of the mushroom in probably my favourite form: a risotto. The layering of flavours here results in an earthy, savoury dish of rice that enriches the heart and tastes of pure luxury.
The key to a creamy, tasty risotto is to give that rice a good bashing. Stir aggressively, so that the starch comes away from the surface. This forms the creamy consistency of a perfect risotto. That, and the beating in of butter at the final stage, before letting it rest a moment.
There are also three magic Carluccio’s ingredients in this recipe that make it special: carnaroli rice which is plump yet creamy, porcini oil that provides fragrance and porcini stock. The porcini stock comes highly recommended – it is full of mushroom flavour and has the smack of umami that satisfies.
Visit Carluccio’s for more info. Thanks to Carluccio’s for the ingredients to try.