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Wild Rice and Mushroom Risotto


Serves: 6


50g Butter

2 cloves Garlic finely chopped

1 large Onion finely chopped

2 Shallots finely chopped

450g Button Mushrooms finely sliced

150g Wild Rice rinsed and drained

75g long grain White rice

725ml cold Water

1 teaspoon Celery Salt

125ml Dry White Wine

Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh Parsley

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh Chives



  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the garlic, onion and shallots and cook for about 5 minutes making sure that you stir it constantly.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the wild rice and 575ml cold water and bring to the boil.
  4. Cover the pan, reduce the heat and simmer for about 40 minutes.
  5. Add the white rice and the rest of the water bring to the boil and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  6. Add the celery salt, white wine and season to taste with the salt and pepper.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes over a low heat.
  8. Add the parsley and chives just before serving and mix into the risotto.
  9. Remove from heat and serve in a warm serving dish.


Photo: Duns


About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

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