Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Recipe - Wild mushroom and mozzarella risotto cake

I went out for food last night in a lovely local pub and had the most delicious meal - it was a mozzarella and sundried tomato risotto cake, with a salad and jacket potato.

I've been researching recipes this morning in order to try and replicate this....I haven't had any luck yet but I did stumble upon a similar recipe on the Channel 4 website, called wild mushroom and mozzarella risotto cake


  • 30g butter
  • 200g assorted wild or chestnut mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 300g arborio rice
  • 75ml white wine
  • 800ml vegetable stock, hot
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 125g buffalo mozzarella ball, cut into 12 pieces
  • 4 tbsp plain flour, seasoned
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil

How to make wild mushroom and mozzarella risotto cakes

1. Heat 20g of the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat, until foaming. Add the mushrooms and fry for 3-4 minutes. Drain off any excess liquid and set the mushrooms aside.

2. Return the pan to the heat, add the onion, garlic and remaining butter and cook for 5 minutes. Add the rice and stir for 1 minute. Add the wine and simmer until reduced to almost nothing. Add a ladleful of stock and simmer until nearly absorbed. Keep adding the stock in this way, until the rice is al dente - about 20 minutes. Fold in the thyme and mushrooms. Season, cool slightly, then chill until cold.

3. Shape the risotto into 12 cakes. Make a hole in the centre of each and press in a piece of cheese. Cover by squeezing the sides together.

4. Roll the risotto cakes in the flour. Heat the sunflower oil in a large frying pan and fry the cakes, in batches, for 3-4 minutes each side or until golden and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. Keep warm in a low oven while you fry the rest.

5. I would serve this with a little side salad, with some new potatoes or a baked sweet potato!

This would make a perfect summer meal!



  1. Definitely giving this a try!! Looks delicious. xo

  2. oh that sounds delicious, i definitely need to try it!
    thanks for sharing!

    xxx Anita

  3. oh man, that looks amazing. i could so eat one of those right now, and it's only 8:30am.

  4. Seriously, these look and sound delicious!!! Saving this one to try sometime soon. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I could eat 1 right now too! or 2 or 3....

  6. Whoaaa.. looks so yummy!! =) thanks for sharing.

  7. Adore this post, love. Thanks for sharing & for your sweet comment. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo