Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mushroom and White Wine Risotto

You know how I said I was attending all those seminars this week and next? Well it was / is all fun and games, but travelling to the venue and back every day, and the listening and the writing and the learning, plus going back to work and doing my normal job is exhausting!! So a no fuss , hearty, tasty meal was very much needed last night and this Mushroom and White Wine Risotto did the trick. Now I can hear you all saying risotto? no fuss? is she crazy? But this risotto is oven baked which totally negates the need for all that pesky stirring!

You will need:

3 cups of vegetable stock
50g butter
400g of mixed mushrooms, sliced (I used a combination of button, shitake and oyster)
1 brown onion, diced
1 tbspn of crushed garlic
1.5 cups of arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tbspn Gourmet Garden thyme (or 1/2 cup chopped fresh thyme)
1/3 cup finely grated parmesan

Ok so to start with, pre-heat your oven to 180C.

Melt the butter in a fry pan over medium heat and add the mushrooms, onion and garlic. Cook for 4-5 mins.

Add the rice and wine. Bring mixture to the boil and cook, stirring, for a further 2 minutes.

Stir in the stock and thyme. Pour mixture into a large oven proof casserole dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring at about the 15 minute mark. After 25 mins, remove the foil and stir through the parmesan. Bake for a further 5 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the risotto is tender.

Is that not like the easiest risotto recipe (and possibly the tastiest!) you have ever seen!?

And what sort of a relaxing end of week meal is complete without pie? And not just any pie....I'm talking apple and cranberry pie with cinnamon sugar pastry! Note Mr B's GIANT bowl of pie and my normal size bowl of pie in the background......

I have some pumpkin muffins cooling on the bench and they smell amazing....I'm totally having one smothered in butter for morning tea. Then I'm going to do the groceries, make Mr B some Nutella Cookies and some Choc-Chip and Date Slice and some triple chocolate caramel brownies and maybe even a Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Sheet Cake....if he's lucky!

Have a fantastic weekend however your spending it!

Mrs B xx

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