Dried mushrooms are edible fungi that have been dehydrated to remove their moisture content, resulting in a preserved and concentrated form of the mushroom. Dried mushrooms have several advantages, such as extended shelf life, increased flavour intensity, and ease of storage. Dried mushrooms as often used in various culinary applications, such as soups, stews, risottos, sauces, and as a flavour enhancer in dishes. They offer a concentrated umami flavour and are a convenient way to enjoy the taste of mushrooms year-round.
To use dried mushrooms: rehydrate by soaking in warm water of a period of time before incorporating them into recipes. The soaking liquid can also be used as a flavourful mushroom broth in cooking.