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Mushroom risotto

I love mushrooms. Perhaps you guessed towards the start of this journey, when I cooked a bunch of recipes from the Mushroom cookbook. So, I was thrilled that the Rice & Risotto cookbook contained a mushroom risotto recipe in which I could eliminate the dairy.

This recipe uses both button and wild mushrooms. For the wild mushrooms, I used a mix of chanterelles and morels. The morels seemed a bit over-powering, so maybe next time I'll try something milder. The mushrooms take a while to prepare before I could even get going with the risotto. Risotto take time and patience to prepare. I love the taste, but am not patient enough to cook often.

What about you? What's your favorite risotto?

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queenoftheskies
Jan. 6th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever had risotto, but that looks delicious.

Is it white rice? And, would it work as well with brown rice, if it is?
mmarques
Jan. 8th, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC)
It's arborio rice, a short-grained rice for risotto and rice pudding.
Carolina Kipnis
Jan. 7th, 2013 12:05 am (UTC)
I love risotto, and my favorite mushrooms for this kind of dish are actually the baby portobellos they ordinarily carry at the supermarket. They have more character than regular white button mushrooms, without being excessively pungent. If I want that extra whiff of fungus, I drizzle truffle oil over the risotto when serving it.
mmarques
Jan. 8th, 2013 02:20 pm (UTC)
Baby portobellos sound good
musingaloud
Jan. 7th, 2013 04:27 am (UTC)
I've never had risotto either! It always looks so mooshy to me, and not appetizing because of it.
mmarques
Jan. 8th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
It is softer than regular rice, because it absorbs lots of flavourful liquid.
musingaloud
Jan. 8th, 2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
There must be a reason why all the chefs keep cooking it on "Top Chef" so I'll have to give it a try sometime!
houseboatonstyx
Jan. 8th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
My favorite would be something vey very easy, to use up leftover 'au jus'. Preferably using up leftover rice, also.
mmarques
Feb. 10th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
For leftover rice, I make fried rice.... Mixing in whatever's on hand.
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