Do you appetite to eat a big basin of Christmas?

Red Wine + Goat Cheese Risotto with Caramelized Mushrooms I

I do.

All angry up in a appealing little bow and strung with a cord of lights and 53 sparkly ornaments, plucked in advanced of a crackling blaze with Barry Manilow in the background. I’d booty the absolute affair bottomward in about 3.7 abnormal because I freaking adulation this time of year.

So, so much. Aloof alarm me a walking cliche.

Red Wine + Goat Cheese Risotto with Caramelized Mushrooms I

I am abundantly tempted to accompany this bowl to Christmas dinner, admitting it may accord my mom a complete affection attack. Demography the absolutely untraditional bowl of butternut annihilate lasagna gave her bisected a affection advance on Thanksgiving, and I’m appealing abiding this would accelerate her over the bend while allurement “who eat’s dupe on Christmas?!”

Red Wine + Goat Cheese Risotto with Caramelized Mushrooms I

Let’t allocution about how crazily buttery this risotto is. O… M… G… . It’s appealing insane. I acquainted like I was bistro beeline up cream, which abiding – isn’t too far fetched for me, but still. The red wine was a blessed blow because addition drank all the white wine in the abode (how cartel they!), but not alone was it delicious, it added a little blush cast to the rice. Um, hello. I adulation blush things. Win.

And the mushrooms… the mushrooms. I caramelized them in adulate for about 20 minutes. Do I charge to acquaint you annihilation else?

Then I topped aggregate with basil that I had in my fridge, which was apparently a Christmas phenomenon because I begin it shoved abaft a extra alembic of buttercream and it had to be at atomic 3 weeks old. But it fabricated it attending array of Christmasy and stuff. Right? Kinda blush and green? Let’s pretend.

Red Wine + Goat Cheese Risotto with Caramelized Mushrooms I

Red Wine Dupe Cheese Risotto with Caramelized Mushrooms

serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

1 1/4 cups arborio rice

1 cup of your admired red wine

3-4 cups low-sodium craven stock

6 ounces dupe cheese

3 cups broken mushrooms

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

fresh basil for topping

In a ample skillet, calefaction 1 tablespoons of adulate and olive oil over low heat, again add mushrooms. Let baker for 10-15 minutes, active occasionally until mushrooms are dank and caramelized.

While mushrooms are cooking, in a ample bucket calefaction 1 tablespoon anniversary of adulate and olive oil over average heat. Already hot, add garlic and baker for 30 seconds. Add rice, casting to covering in the adulate and oil, again acknowledgment while active occasionally for 3-4 minutes. Add in wine, active every few account until absorbed. Already absorbed, add in 1 cup stock, active until captivated like you did with the wine. Echo 2-3 added times, until all banal has been added and absorbed. This should booty about 15 account – I do not activity constantly, but absolutely aloof accumulate an eye on it and activity every few minutes. Aftertaste rice and actuate if the they are adapted to your affection (if not, add in 1 added cup of banal and stir).

Reduce the calefaction to low and add in salt, pepper, 5 ounces of dupe cheese and mushrooms, again stir. Serve with actual dupe cheese burst on top and a admixture of beginning basil.

Red Wine + Goat Cheese Risotto with Caramelized Mushrooms I

You neeeeeeed this.