Whether you are making a vegetarian version of this popular dish or a classic chicken and mushroom risotto recipe, they all taste great.
Authentic Italian-style risotto cooked the slow and painful way, but oh so worth it. Complements bbq meats and chicken dishes very well. Check the rice by biting into it. It should be slightly al dente (or resist slightly to the tooth but not be hard in the centre).
A great vegetarian dish that is reeaalllly filling...! It can take some time to cook as the liquid needs to absorb bit by bit, whilst stirring, to get the creamiest result without burning the bottom of the pan. I buy pre-sliced mushrooms to save on prep time.
Although higher in fat than white breast meat, the darker-fleshed chicken pieces – the legs (drumsticks) and thighs – are a more concentrated source of minerals, including zinc and some iron.
Freshly toasted walnuts are added to a tasty mushroom and Arborio rice risotto. This makes a delicious dinner on its own or a tasty gourmet side dish.
Fresh shiitake have the best texture but if you can only get dried soak them in water first. This risotto is extremely good.