Fresh shiitake have the best texture but if you can only get dried soak them in water first. This risotto is extremely good.
This recipe is perfect. Easy and delicious. I was too lazy too get out and buy more ingredients, so I just used shiitake mushrooms and sake (azuma mirim) instead of white wine. Also used onions and garlic instead of eschalot and white rice instead of Arborio. Even with all this changes it was great. Really a foolproof and forgiving recipe. Just one correction: it serves 3, because people want to help themselves twice. - 17 Feb 2013
Absolutely delicious risotto. So full of flavour. I used mixed mushrooms including shiitake and enoki as well as Swiss browns. So good! - 14 Feb 2017
Absolutely gorgeous! The only thing I added was peas for my pea freak husband. If you want to impress, make this. A very good risotto! ! ! - 24 Sep 2013