2 Tbs Butter
1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 cups Vegetable Broth
1/4 cup Dried Wild Mushrooms [broken into 1/2″ pieces, mixture of chanterelle, morel, lobster, hedgehog, porcini]
1 Onion [medium, yellow, chopped]
3 Garlic Cloves [minced]
1/2 tsp Sea Salt [medium grain]
3/4 cup Arborio Rice
1/3 cup White Wine [dry reisling]
10 oz Mushrooms [fresh chopped, mixture of shitake, crimini, + yellowfoot]
1 Tbs Herbs [fresh chopped, 1 sprig each of thyme, oregano, marjoram]
Bring vegetable broth to a boil + add dried mushroom pieces. Reduce heat and allow mushrooms to reconstitute for about 20 minutes. [This is a great time to prep the rest of your ingredients.]
Heat butter and olive oil in a large sauce pan. Saute onion with salt for 5 minutes over medium heat. Add garlic and continue to saute until translucent, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add fresh mushrooms and cook for about 10 more minutes until the mushrooms have released their juices and it has evaporated. Add rice and toast, stirring constantly for about 1 minute. Add wine + stir until wine evaporates and absorbs into rice. Add broth 1/4 cup at a time to rice + mushroom mixture, stirring frequently till absorbed before adding another 1/4 cup. When adding the last 1/4 of broth also add the rehydrated dried mushrooms. Once all broth is absorbed and rice is tender, remove from heat and stir in herbs.
Serves 2 as a main dish, 4 as a side. Excellent with roasted asparagus or other crisp spring vegetable.