Intensely flavored dried porcini, along with fresh button mushrooms, give this dish a real Tuscan touch. Any dried mushroom will work well in this recipe, but authentic Italian porcini are worth the extra cost.
Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2000
Combine broth and porcini mushrooms in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover with wax paper; microwave at high 2 minutes; let stand 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add button mushrooms, rosemary, salt, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth mixture and porcini mushrooms to pan; remove from heat.
Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot. Add ziti; return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or until al dente, stirring occasionally. Drain. Stir ziti into mushroom mixture; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Stir in cheese, parsley, and pepper.
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