Mushroom Risotto with Chicken

Serves 4



Place the mushrooms in a bowl and cover with chicken broth. Let stand at least 20 minutes to soften. Drain and place the stock into a saucepan with the rest of the 1 qt. of stock. Heat and keep warm. Chop the mushrooms and set aside.

In a large sauté pan heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent. Add the rice and stir until it begins to turn opaque, about 2 minutes.

Add the wine and cook until all of the wine has been absorbed.

Add about 1/2 cup of the simmering broth and cook, stirring frequently, until it has been absorbed.

Continue to cook the rice, adding broth 1/2 cup at a time and allowing the rice to absorb it before adding the next 1/2 cup. Cook the rice in this way for about 20 -25 minutes in. If you use all the broth but the rice isn’t cooked through you can add water and cook until it’s done.

Add the chicken, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese and heat through. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.

Serve the risotto with additional Parmesan.