The problem is they need to be re-hydrated.
- Do you soak them in room temp or luke warm water?
- Boil or simmer them?
3. Bring to a simmer, turn off heat, and let steep for approximately 20-30 minutes or more if needed.
I personally find that #3 is my method of choice and these are the steps I use.
First I open the package of dried mushrooms and remove in foreign objects which are obviously not mushrooms.
Secondly, I place them in a sauce pan and cover with Vegetable broth.
Third, I bring them to a simmer and remove from heat.
Lastly, I then will strain them from the broth/liqueur and reserve such for use in the dish I am preparing.
At this point, I can cut up my reconstituted mushrooms if needed and/or add them to my dish.