How to: Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms

How to: Reconstitute Dried Mushrooms

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • mushrooms as desired
  • water/wine/stock as desired


  • Place your mushrooms in a bowl large enough to accommodate all of them. (Remember, dried mushrooms will reconstitute to 4 - 6 times their dry weight.)
  • Add enough warm water, wine or stock to cover them completely.
  • Let them sit in the liquid for 15 - 20 minutes. Gradually, they will absorb the moisture and "plump out."
  • Drain the mushrooms in a colander; be sure to reserve the flavorful soaking liquid for use in stocks, soups or sauces.