The cap of this mushroom is 3–12 inches wide at maturity. The color is generally reddish-brown and fades to white in areas near the margin. It continues to darken as it matures. Dried organic porcini mushrooms take on an intense, smoky flavor. Prized as an ingredient in various foods, porcinis are commonly prepared and eaten in soups, pasta, or risotto. This mushroom is low in fat and digestible carbohydrates. It is high in protein, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Porcinis are a holiday favorite as it is used for its delicious compatibility with poultry and stuffings. When reconstituting porcinis, strain the soaking liquid and use in sauces and soups. Dried porcini mushrooms can also be added directly to a simmering liquid 10-15 minutes before serving.
Rehydrate in hot water for 30 minutes, drain and squeeze out excess water. 1 oz. water.