What is Porcini Mushrooms?
Porcini mushrooms have a large, domed cap and are reddish-brown with darker gills and lighter-colored thick stems. They have a rich, nutty flavor and a firm texture. Dried porcini mushrooms have been thinly sliced and dried, which intensifies the umami flavor and adds a deep smoky note. They are softened in water or broth and used in meat, rice, or pasta dishes.