Risotto is an Italian rice dish that is savory and creamy and oh so delicious! There are a variety of ways you can change up basic risotto, but the basic risotto is so good just by itself. This recipe is for Mushroom Risotto, but you can change it up. Instead of mushrooms you can add cooked shrimp, peas, or just leave it plain with the creaminess of the risotto itself along with some Parmesan cheese. And you can make it vegetarian by using vegetarian broth instead of chicken broth.
The key to making a creamy risotto is patience!!! You have to add the broth is small increments and allow the rice to absorb it slowly. You won’t get that creaminess if you add the broth all at once, so be patient while making risotto. I often make it while I’m making other things in the kitchen and come back to it every couple of minutes or so to check it and stir it. Make sure your broth is heated and keep it warm while making the risotto.
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