Porcini, Caramelized Onion and Sage Risotto

The earthiness of Italy's beloved dried porcini mushrooms, the sweetness of onions and the sharp perfume of sage add up to a classic first course. Other dried mushrooms may be substituted for the porcini.
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2 of 3(67%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Porcini, Caramelized Onion and Sage Risotto
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
hmslion
,Seattle
,Wa
November 7, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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It takes 45 minutes to brown onions
November 7, 2013
If you follow this recipe, you will reduce your stock by 25% from evaporation waiting for the onions to brown. it takes 45 minutes to caramelize onions, not 10. You can burn onions in 10 minutes, you can make them translucent, but still uncooked, in 10 minutes, but you cannot caramelize in 10.
It's really sad that recipe writers are so afraid to tell home cooks how long it takes to make a recipe correctly.
You can't make risotto with caramelized onions in 45 minutes. Trying to pretend it is so will only result in mediocre food and a home cook even less inclined to try to make one of Italy's most wonderful and easy to make dishes.
Cons: Lengthy, dishonest cooking time
Review 2 for Porcini, Caramelized Onion and Sage Risotto
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
DrJenny1234
July 29, 2013
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Rich and Delicious!
July 29, 2013
This risotto was easy to make and we enjoyed it. Because we used vegetable broth, and most are no or low sodium, the recipe needed quite a bit of salt to season it. Also, we felt after tasting it, that it needed more sage. We ended up adding another tablespoon of fresh sage toward the end of cooking in order for the flavor to be more pronounced. We could barely taste it when we sampled it when it was almost ready. More sage was a must for us. With these modifications, it was very good.
Pros: Easy, Impressive
Review 3 for Porcini, Caramelized Onion and Sage Risotto
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
pucky900
,Chicago
,IL
February 21, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Once a week
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Outstanding!
February 21, 2013
I absolutely love this recipe and my family is always asking for it. It's also very easy to make.
I've starting adding 1/4c of pumpkin puree that adds a great sweetness to the risotto
Pros: Easy, Impressive, Will Make Again