Rehydrating and storing dried mushrooms
Storing dried mushrooms: Store in a cool, dry place. Dried mushrooms can be stored for several years if kept dry and out of direct sunlight. After opening the original bag, continue to store the remainder in a sealed container such as a glass or plastic jar with a tight-fitting lid. If you plan to store the dried mushrooms for more than 6 months, we recommend storing in a hard container in your freezer.
Rehydrating dried mushrooms: Soaking one ounce (by weight) of dried mushrooms will yield about eight ounces of rehydrated mushrooms. Using a small mixing bowl, to each ounce of dried mushrooms add one cup of hot water and soak the mushrooms, turning them occasionally, for 30 minutes or until soft. Add more hot water if needed, but use only as much as the mushrooms can absorb. Excess water can be poured off and used for stock. For a delicious treat, replace water with warm sherry or cream!Related links:
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