- 1 1/2 cups boiling water
- 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 ounce)
- 1 (14-ounce) can less-sodium beef broth
- Cooking spray
- 1 cup uncooked Arborio rice or other short-grain rice
- 3/4 cup chopped shallots
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 cup (2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
- 1/4 cup (1 ounce) mascarpone cheese
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- calories 198
- caloriesfromfat 28 %
- fat 6.1 g
- satfat 3.2 g
- monofat 1 g
- polyfat 0.3 g
- protein 8.9 g
- carbohydrate 27 g
- fiber 1.2 g
- cholesterol 15 mg
- iron 1.9 mg
- sodium 449 mg
- calcium 113 mg
How to Make It
Combine boiling water and mushrooms; let stand 10 minutes or until soft. Drain through a colander over a bowl. Reserve 1 1/4 cups soaking liquid, and chop mushrooms.
Bring soaking liquid and broth to a simmer in a small saucepan (do not boil). Keep broth mixture warm over low heat.
Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add rice, shallots, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Add wine, and cook until liquid evaporates (about 2 minutes).
Add 1 cup broth mixture to rice mixture; cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring occasionally. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring occasionally until each portion of broth mixture is absorbed before adding the next (about 25 minutes total). Add mushrooms, cheeses, thyme, salt, and pepper; stir gently just until the cheese melts. Serve warm.