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Duck & Porcini Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Duck & Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Duck Risotto


2 Luv-a-Duck Fresh Duck Breasts*
40g dried porcini mushrooms soaked in 200ml water (or dried shitake mushrooms)
1 tblsp olive oil
1  shallot, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 ½ cups aborio rice
4 cups Luv-a-Duck Duck Stock
100g porcini mushrooms, sliced
1 tblsp butter
50g parmesan cheese, grated

To Garnish
Shaved parmesan to garnish
Cracked black pepper to taste
Truffle Oil to garnish , Micro herbs to garnish

*Alternatively, you can use Smoked Breasts or Roast Breasts from the Luv-a-Duck cooked range and heat as per pack instructions.

Equipment required

  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Deep Frypan
  • 1 Wooden Spoon
  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Medium Frying pan

Products used

Fresh Duck Breasts

Fresh Duck Breasts


  1. Heat oil in a deep fryingpan or shallow wide saucepan over a medium heat saute the shallot and garlic 2 minutes, stir in the arborio rice and toast 1-2 minutes stirring. Heat the duck stock stock in a saucepan until liquid begins to boil, keep warm.
  2. Stir in one ladle at a time of hot duck stock stirring occasionally until all the liquid is absorbed. Repeat until all the stock has been absorbed and rice is aldente. (If rice is still firm you may need to add a little more water or stock).
  3. Stir in the dried porcini mushrooms and soaking liquid along with the sliced mushrooms and butter.
  4. Heat ovenproof frypan to a medium heat, and pre-heat oven to 190°C.
  5. Pat dry duck breasts, score skin in a crisscross pattern and lightly season the skin with salt. Place in pre-heated pan skin side down, using no oil, for 5 mins or until the skin is golden. Turn and cook for a further 2 mins. Remove pan from heat and place in pre-heated oven for a further 8-10 mins to your liking. Rest for 5 mins before slicing.
  6. Stir the parmesan cheese into the risotto and season to taste with black pepper.
  7. Serve risotto on warm plates top with sliced smoked duck and garnish with shaved parmesan, a drizzle of truffle oil and micro herbs.

Chef’s Tips

Duck stock maybe replaced with vegetable stock.
If fresh porcini mushrooms are not available try another variation swiss brown, chanterelles or dried shitake mushrooms (available at all Asian supermarkets).

Truffle oil is available from speciallity stores or delicatesens. In place of truffle oil you may like to use a good quality olive oil or a little vincotto .

LUV to Help You

How to Cook Duck Breasts

How to BBQ Duck Breasts

Products used

Fresh Duck Breasts

Fresh Duck Breasts

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Julie MacGraw

Rating: 5 / 5

We loved this recipe, make sure to use a good quality red curry paste, I use Maesri brand, great flavour, medium heat. Served with Asian coleslaw and Birdseye frozen, steam fresh brown rice. I definitely need to eat more duck, more luvaduck..


Rating: 5 / 5

Everyone loved this dish! Even my little sister, who is the fussiest person I know. It was my first time cooking duck and everyone was very impressed, I even got the skin perfectly crispy! Definitely will cook again!

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