Rehydrating dried mushrooms
What you need:
Dried mushrooms, volume depends on your needs (1 to 1 1/2 ounces dried mushrooms approx. = 8 ounces fresh), in a bowl or mason jar
Enough warm water to cover the mushroom with an additional inch or 2 of water
In your container add the mushrooms and enough warm water to cover the mushroom with an extra inch or 2 inches of water.
Soak for 30 to 60 min.
You now have both rehydrated mushrooms and mushroom stock
Strain the mushroom stock into a mason jar or other covered container, a fine metal strainer or cheese cloth works well, lightly press mushrooms to make sure they are not overly wet. Set stock aside for an amazing mushroom gravy or stock for use in any dish you would use a stock in. The stock can be set in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Stock can be used in soups, stews, sauces, gravy, etc.
Place the mushrooms on a paper towel on a plate, lightly pat to remove excess
Sauté the mushrooms as desired and use in your favorite dish.