All my vegetarian friends say ‘Yes, Willie, but what do we do with cacao?
This porcini and chocolate risotto is the obvious option.
The porcini mushrooms and cacao both with distinct and powerful flavours and deep, rich colouring, make the perfect union.
100g dried porcini mushrooms
125 ml white wine
4-5 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
250g arborio rice
1 litre hot chicken or vegetable stock
2 tbsp. finely grated 100% cacao. Suggestion, Indonesian Black 100% Javan Dark Breaking Cacao
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Freshly grated parmesan cheese and a blanched leaf of Cavolo Nero to serve