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Shitake Rhum Risotto

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25 septembre 2017
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As I was visiting my sweet sister in Dortmund, we opted for a Shitake Risotto. As i prepared the broth, the shitake and the rice. She tells me that there is no white wine. So I had to find a solution and couldn't resign myself to skip the alcool part. Digging into the cupboard I found some white Rhum. So I just gave it a go. The smell all along the cooking was quite strong and I feared for the sanity of our taste buds. But it turned into an exquisite and flavorful meal.

Shitake Rhum Risotto

Prep Time20 min
Cook Time25 min
Total Time45 min
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: rhum, risotto, shitake
Portions: 4 people


  • 500 gr Risotto rice
  • 300 gr of Shitake mushrooms
  • 2 onions
  • 8 sprigs fresh Chives
  • 8 sprigs fresh Parsley
  • 1 leak
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • A pinch of Salt & salt flower
  • Pepper
  • Butter
  • 1/2 cup Rhum Preferably dark
  • Basil leaves


  • Prepare the broth at the same time. Into 1l of water, add one onion, chives, a garlic clove, the chopped leak and salt into the quivering water.
  • Sauté the onions then garlic into some butter. I was running out of olive oil and I have to say that the butter made it rich and tasty. Once colored add the Shitake.
  • Cook until only until sizzled. You don't want it to shrink to much and lose their texture. Set aside.
  • In the meantime cook the rice until translucent into some butter.
  • Deglaze with some Rhum stir until absorbed.
  • Add the broth to the rice slowly until absorbed.
  • Towards the end add the shitake and then some fresh chopped parsley, chives, and rosemary.
  • To decorate in the plate and enhance the taste add on top some basil, salt flower and pepper.