It is mushroom season now. Some people find the very easy in the forest and me, not so good. I always find the poisonous ones. But thank God there are people who know what to look for.

My brother went picking trumpet chanterelles this weekend and he found A LOT. I think we will be eating mushrooms for a year 😀

Full of vitamin D

I like mushrooms, but I don’t want to eat them every day. I think chanterelles are my absolute favorite, but trumpet chanterelles are not that bad either. Thye have a lot of flavors.

The trumpet chanterelle is common in here in Finland. It is found in mossy forests. It usually grows in large groups in the same places year after year. It can be difficult to find because they grow deep in the moss.

The mushroom is perfect for drying and deep-freezing. There is plenty of vitamin D.

I decided to make a risotto (just so I had a reason to go buy a bottle of wine 😉 ). I loooove a creamy risotto. I don’t know why I don’t make it more often since it really isn’t that hard to make.

3 grams of mushrooms may sound a lot, but when you fry them in the pan they almost disappear. They contain so much water. You can of course make it with other mushrooms.

Risotto with trumpet chanterelle

Servings 4


  • 1 onion finally chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finally chopped
  • 10 deciliter vegetable stock
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 deciliter arborio rice
  • 3 deciliter white wine
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 300 grams trumpet chantarelle
  • 2 deciliter grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper


  • Heat up the broth and keep warm.
  • Fry the chopped onion and garlic in the olive oil in a thick-bottomed saucepan. Don't fry it too much it gets dark, just so it softens.
  • Add the rice and fry a for 1 minute.
  • Pour on the wine and let it boil until the rice has soaked it up Keep stirring so it doesn't get stuck on the bottom of the pan.
  • Pour in about 4 deciliters of the broth and stir. Let it boil slowly until it absorbs and pour in more broth, about 1 deciliter at a time.
  • Let the rice cook for about 20 minutes. Taste the rice. The rice should not be overcooked. It should be soft on the outside and a little hard at the center.
  • Prepare the mushrooms by cleaning them and removing all dirt if there is any.
  • Fry the mushrooms in a pan with butter until they are soft and some water has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper. Do not oversalt them. The broths and cheese will also make the risotto salty.
  • Stir the mushrooms into the rice.
  • (optional) If you want you can stir in 2 tablespoon butter into the rice to make it creamier.
  • Add grated parmesan cheese and stir it around. The risotto should be a little loose and creamy.
  • Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Time to eat 😉