Cremini and Morel mushrooms cooked with garlic and thyme, then slowly cooked with farro and crisp asparagus. This is a stunning meal, side dish, or lunch.
Author: Vodka & Biscuits
Dried Morel Mushrooms
, thinly sliced
, thinly sliced
or Cooking Wine
Fresh Thyme Leaves
Ground Black Pepper
White Truffle Oil
If needed, rehydrate the
Dried Morel Mushrooms (1/2 cup)
, according to package directions. When the morels have reconstituted, drain and pat dry. Set aside until needed.
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Have a large bowl of ice water next to the stove. Snap off the tough ends of the
Asparagus (1 2/3 cups)
, then cut each stalk into thirds or 2-inch pieces.
Add to the boiling water and cook just until tender, 1-2 minutes. Once tender, immediately transfer to the ice water to shock them. Once cooled, drain and set aside until needed.
When ready to cook, add the
Vegetable Stock (3 1/2 cups)
to a pot, and bring to a simmer.
Heat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the
Butter (2 Tbsp)
and 2-counts of
Olive Oil (as needed)
. Add the
and cook until wilted and translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
Add the morel mushrooms and
Cremini Mushrooms (2 1/4 cups)
and cook until softened and starting to brown, about 3 minutes.
Garlic (3 cloves)
Fresh Thyme Leaves (2 sprigs)
and cook until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Season with
Salt (to taste)
Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
Farro (1 cup)
into the mushroom mixture and allow it to toast for 2 minutes.
White Wine (1/2 cup)
and cook until absorbed, stirring frequently.
Add a ladle of the hot stock to the risotto and stir until absorbed, 3-5 minutes. Repeat until all of the stock is used or absorbed and the farro is nice and tender. It's done once the farro is soft and tender. While cooking, constantly taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
Fold in the blanched asparagus and sprinkle over
Parmesan Cheese (to taste)
. If desired, drizzle over
White Truffle Oil (1 tsp)
Nutrition Per Serving
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