Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or

Step by step recipe:

  1. 30 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #1
    Start by preparing 60 g dried morels: put them in a bowl and cover with a generous quantity of hot water.

    Cover and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  2. 30 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #2
    After this time, drain the morels (but keep this first soaking water which is the "jus" that we will use in Step 4), then leave to soak in more hot water for a second time.

    After soaking, discard this second water and drain the morels thoroughly. A brief whizz in a salad spinner is very effective.
  3. 5 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #3
    Meanwhile, Prepare 1 onion and chop finely.

    Set aside.
  4. 3 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #4
    Prepare the stock for the risotto: Pour 350 ml Jura white wine (preferably a Jura Vin Jaune) into a large jug, add the same quantity of morel "jus" (from Step 2), then add 1 chicken stock cube diluted in 350 ml water.

    Mix.
  5. 2 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #5
    Pour 5 tablespoons olive oil into a large casserole or saucepan on medium heat. When really hot, add the chopped onion, salt and pepper.

    Cook for 1 minute without colouring.
  6. 3 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #6
    Tip in 300 g rice all at once and stir frequently until the rice turns translucent, or "pearls".
  7. Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #7
    Pour in a little stock and stir frequently until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.

    Repeat this process a number of times until all the stock has been used up.
  8. 30 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #8
    The rice should be fully cooked and the risotto still quite "wet".
  9. 4 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #9
    Melt 30 g butter in a frying pan on medium heat and add the morels.

    Sauté them in the butter for a few minutes...
  10. 1 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #10
    ...then add to the risotto. Mix well.
  11. 2 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #11
    Cut the top rind off ½ Mont d'Or cheese.
  12. 3 min.Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #12
    Spoon the cheese out of its rind and add to the risotto.

    Mix well and stir until the cheese is melted.
  13. Morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or : Photo of step #13
    Your morel risotto with Vin Jaune and Mont d'Or is ready - enjoy!

Remarks:

For simplicity's sake, you will see "Jura white wine" in the list of ingredients, but do try to use a Vin Jaune if you can, even if it is rather expensive. Otherwise, any white wine made with Savignin grapes will do (and at a more reasonable price).

And to drink?

Without hesitation, a Jura white. The same wine as used in the recipe is the perfect accompaniment.

Source:

Home made.

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