Friday, August 26, 2011

Turkey Mushroom Risotto

I've spent a lot of time over the last few years watching Food Network absorbing tips about amazing food, cooking techniques and great dishes to try. I've heard to much about risotto (the good and the bad) and am embarrassed to say that prior to cooking this recipe I never had it.

My mother was in town visiting and I promised to cook her something great since she checks out my blog all the time and complains about how she never gets to try anything I make. :) I figured this would be the perfect time to give risotto a try. Obviously, it could have gone horribly wrong since I had heard risotto is a tough dish to make properly, but it was amazing! (And i don't really understand how someone could mess it up.) 

After spending a little quality time in the kitchen, my mom and I each dug into a delicious bowl of Turkey Mushroom Risotto. You definitely have to try this one!

1 lb of ground turkey
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced 
1 8oz package of mushrooms, chopped
2 tbsp of fresh tarragon (I couldn't find tarragon so I substituted with green onion instead)
6 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of white wine
21/4 cups arborrio rice
2 tbsp of butter
1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese

1) Cook turkey on medium high heat, in a deep skillet. When the turkey is about 3/4 cooked, add in diced onion and garlic.
2) Continue to cook the mixture for 1 to 2 more minutes then add mushrooms.Cook for and additional minute or two and then add in your fresh tarragon (or green onion, in my case.)
3) Let the meat cook for a final minute or two and remove the meat from the heat and set it aside.
4) In the same pan, add broth and wine. Bring the liquid to a boil then add rice and stir continuously for the first 2 to 3 minutes.
5) When the water's 3/4 of the way absorbed (about 20 minutes) add the turkey mixture back in and continue to cook and stir until the water is absorbed and the pasta/grain mix is creamy.
6) Remove from heat and stir in butter and cheese.
7) ENJOY! :)

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1 comment:

  1. Risotto is THE SIMPLEST. We eat it multiple times a week! But I realized it's probably the texture that people have trouble with because I never realized how to get it just right until a week or two ago lol.

    Now I'm really hungry for some...THANKS!