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Dried Porcini Preparation Instruction


Pour hot water over dried porcini and let soak in a bowl for about 30 minutes.

When porcini are soft, gently rinse in a sieve to remove any grit. The soaking liquid adds a wonderful flavor to your recipes. Simply place a damp paper towel in a sieve to catch any grit and pour over a bowl. Chicken broth may also be used for soaking and then becomes a flavorful addition for soups and rice dishes. Cooking the porcini brings out the nutty flavor even more.

Use about one ounce of dried porcini for each 8-10 ounces of fresh mushrooms in a recipe. One ounce of dried porcini will serve four people in sauces, soups, and stews.