Risotto with Leeks, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Truffles
Risotto with Leeks, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Truffles might be just the Mediterranean recipe you are searching for. This recipe covers 20% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This side dish has 493 calories, 9g of protein, and 25g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 6. A mixture of arborio rice, truffle oil, onion, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet.
Bring leeks and cream to boil in heavy medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until leeks are tender and cream is thick, stirring often, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Rewarm before continuing.
Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss all ingredients on rimmed baking sheet.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast until mushrooms are tender and light brown around edges, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 hours ahead.
Let stand at room temperature.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
Add wine and stir until almost all liquid is absorbed, about 1 minute.
Add 1 cup hot broth. Simmer until broth is almost absorbed, stirring often, about 4 minutes.
Add more broth, 1 cup at a time, allowing each addition to be absorbed before adding next and stirring often, until rice is tender and mixture is creamy, about 20 minutes longer. Stir in leek mixture, mushroom mixture, remaining 2 tablespoons butter, cheese, and truffle.
Transfer to large bowl, sprinkle with parsley, and serve.
White truffle oil is sold at some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores and Italian markets. Black truffles are available at specialty foods stores and from igourmet.com. A flavorful substitute for the shaved truffles is the Truffle Gatherers Sauce ($19), which can be ordered from fungusamongus.com.