Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Yield
8 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Serve with roast chicken or pan-seared pork chops. If you can't find fresh morels, substitute 1 ounce dried ones. Soak in 1 cup hot water for 30 minutes; drain and halve lengthwise.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring Homemade Chicken Stock to a simmer in a small saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots, onion, and thyme to pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms; cook 1 minute. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in vermouth; cook 30 seconds or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Stir in 1 cup stock; cook 4 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring frequently. Add remaining stock, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of stock is absorbed before adding the next (about 25 minutes total). Add cheese, cream, salt, and pepper; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; top with chives.

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