Make your own Risotto in a jar gift with long-life ingredients

16. December 2016 - Anika Semmer

Risotto in a Jar Gift – How to Make a Delicious Porcini Mushroom Mix


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It’s the perfect gift or souvenir for gourmets and connoisseurs: a risotto in a jar mix with porcini mushrooms, aromatic dried tomatoes and crunchy pine nuts. Best of all, making your own special risotto mix to give as a gift is easy. This is how to do it yorself!

Homemade cooking mixes in a jar are a real eye-catcher, taste simply delicious and are practical to boot. When cooking, you only have to add 3 ingredients, season to taste and the stone mushroom risotto is ready.

It is the perfect souvenir or special gift for anyone who appreciates good food.

All you have to do is get a nice jar and the ingredients for the risotto in a jar and you can whip up a beautiful homemade gift with these instructions.

How to Make Your Own Risotto in a Jar Mix

Risotto in a jar gift to make yourself with dried porcini mushrooms, herbs and nuts

Delicious risotto with porcini mushrooms and nuts

Creating Glass and Pendant

It’s best to fill the porcini risotto mixture as a gift in a nice canning jar that the recipient can reuse. I used a 500 ml preserving bottle from Weck because it looks good. The most important thing is that the jar closes well and that no moisture or air gets to the ingredients, so that they stay fresh and last.


Then just hang a pretty tag with the cooking instructions on the jar and you have a beautiful homemade gift!

Ingredients & Instructions for the Risotto Mixture With Porcini Mushrooms

Recipe for 4 people

  • 250 g risotto rice
  • 2 tsp vegetable stock
  • 30 g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 30 g dried tomatoes
  • 25 g pine nuts
  • 25 g cashew nuts, natural
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 jar

Add fresh when cooking

  • 1 large finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 125 g fresh Parmesan
  • 1 dash white wine
  • Salt, pepper to taste

Place 3 bowls each of 100 g, 100 g and 50 g of the risotto rice in one bowl. Mix the second 100 g with the fine-grained vegetable stock and the dried thyme. Halve or quarter the large dried porcini mushrooms, depending on their size, and set aside 1 nice whole porcini mushroom. Cut the dried tomatoes into strips..

First put 100 g of plain rice in the waking bottle. Then press the beautiful porcini mushroom against a display side with a spoon handle and pour in the dried tomatoes. Now pour in the pre-mixed 100 g rice. Then layer the dried porcini mushroom pieces on top and then the 50 g plain risotto rice. At the end, just pile on the parsley, bay leaf, cashew and pine nuts. Done!

The Instructions How to Cook the Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Risotto in a jar gift - the tag with the cooking instructions

On top of the tag comes the cooking instructions

Heat the olive oil and sauté the risotto mix with the onion. Then deglaze with a dash of dry white wine and gradually pour in about 1 l of water, stirring constantly. Grate in the Parmesan and stir. At the end, season with salt and pepper.

Good appetite!

Cooking time: 20 minutes.

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