Chinese Risotto with Shiitake Mushrooms
A truly unique asian-italian fusion. Try it and we think your taste buds will be pleasantly surprised. Warning -- it's a little spicy."This recipe makes a great side dish or alternative to serving plain white rice. It reminds me a little of traditional Chinese "bamboo sticky rice" recipes. However, to prepare and cook this dish is a little time-consuming. " - vodka0825
Yield: 4 Ready in 45 minutes
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|1 tablespoonOriental sesame oil|
|2 teaspoonsRed jalapeno; minced|
|2 teaspoonsGarlic; minced|
|4 teaspoonsSoy sauce|
|1 tablespoonRice vinegar|
|3 tablespoonVegetable oil|
|1/3 cupShallots; chopped|
|5 ouncesShiitake mushrooms, fresh; chopped|
|1 cupPork, smoked; chopped, boneless|
|1 cupRice, arborio; or medium grain|
|3 cupsChicken stock; (or more)|
|1 cupMustard seeds; finely chopped|
|1 cupCilantro, fresh; chopped|
Chinese Risotto with Shiitake Mushrooms Preparation
Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in heavy medium skillet over medium- high heat. Add minced chili and saute 1 minute. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar and pinch of sugar and stir to blend. Strain through fine sieve into small bowl, pressing on solids with back of spoon. (Soy sauce mixture can be prepared 1 day ahead. Refrigerate.) Heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped shallots and saute 2 minutes. Add sliced shiitake mushrooms and smoked pork and saute 6 minutes.
Add rice and stir 1 minute. Add 3 cups chicken stock and bring to simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is just tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Add chopped mustard greens and cilantro and stir 1 minute. Mix in soy sauce mixture. Add more chicken stock by tablespoons if rice is dry. Divide risotto among bowls and serve.
This recipe comes from Yujean Kangs in Pasadena, CA. Yujean Kangs is known for its creative interpretation of Asian cooking.
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