There is nothing more comforting than a steaming bowl of this, with the wintery rainy weather we are having in Oz. Also good for those experiencing summer mind you, as it is not to heavy.
The flavour combination is bang on + with the addition of creamy brie that just oozes when melted – well. You had me at brie.
This risotto is a slightly wet one (exactly how I like it) + is quickly becoming a favourite + regular in our home.
serves 3 (double when having guests)
4 large field mushrooms thickly sliced
handful of sage leaves
1 small leek thinly sliced (white part only)
2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
1 cup arborio rice
1/4 cup white wine
1 ltr vegetable stock
1 tbsp sour cream
fresh finely chopped parsley
black pepper ground
freshly grated parmesan
a few slices of triple cream brie
Bring the vegetable stock to a simmer in a pot.
Heat a frypan with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the field mushrooms + a pinch of sea salt. Cook until the liquid has reduced, then add the sage leaves a little nob of butter. Fry until sage is crisp.
Heat a large deep pan and add 1/2 tbsp of butter + a good drizzle of olive oil. Add the leeks + garlic and cook for 5 minutes, until softened.
Add the rice and stir to coat, then add in the wine + bubble until reduced. Add the stock a little at a time, stirring until the rice is tender with a little bite and oozy.
Stir in sour cream, parsley (reserve a little for on top), a nob of butter and season.
Sprinkle the parmesan on top + additional parsley.
Top with a spoonful of mushrooms + 2 slices of brie.
Drizzle a little truffle oil on the risotto, if you want decadence.