HOW TO MAKE MUSHROOM POWDER
Homemade mushroom powders are a great trick to have in your culinary arsenal. Unlike whole dried mushrooms, mushroom powder doesn’t have to be rehydrated before use. It allows you to distribute the flavor of dried mushrooms evenly throughout dishes without introducing the texture and appearance of mushrooms, as in this recipe for Lemon Porcini Orzo.
We’re demonstrating with dried porcini mushrooms, which are an excellent choice for powder because they’re intensely flavorful and one of the few wild varieties safe to eat raw. However, you can use any dried mushroom to make powder, just keep in mind that you’ll want to use most of them in cooked
- Dried Mushrooms
Note: Clean your coffee or spice grinder by grinding plain white rice to a powder, dumping out the powder, and wiping the grinder clean with a dry cloth.