Apple, Mushroom and Sage Risotto

 

Delicious apple and mushroom risotto, flavoured with sage and topped with roast turkey (or chicken) and garnished with cooked, diced bacon.

What you will need

Scratch Version:(see bottom of instructions for Pronto/Quick version)

4 slices bacon, diced

2 Tbsp. butter

1 shallot, halved and sliced

1 1/2 cups shiitake mushrooms, stem removed and top sliced

1 cup Riso Bello carnaroli (or arborio) rice (I used carnaroli here)

1/2 cup hard, dry apple cider* (can use apple cider)

4 cups chicken broth, warmed

1/2 large cooking apple, cored and thinly sliced

1 fresh sage leaf, minced (plus sprigs for garnish)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Roast chicken or turkey, for topping (I used roast turkey breast here)

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