This risotto is extremely good. I like using fresh shiitakes because they give the rice a nice texture.
My first time making risotto solo and it came out perfectly! Mine took quite a bit longer than etimated, and used more liquid, but I made it in a deep skillet rather than a saucepan, which may have affected the speed of evaporation/absorbtion...I don't know. Anyway, I'm giving this recipe 5 stars because I followed it exactly (which includes the 'as needed' and 'until' parts of the recipe) and it worked like a charm. Risotto is not at all hard to make, but it is certainly boring and time consuming - so it probably won't happen often at my house, but was definitely worth trying. Thanks for the recipe! - 23 Apr 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great recipe. You will have to stir this for a good 20 minutes but like was mentioned, it is well worth it. I added a clove of garlic to sautee at the beginning and then added 2 bay leaves to the warm vegetable stock. My family loved it. I will use this one again for sure. - 09 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This was soooo good! I will definetely make this one again. I made no changes to this recipe, it's perfect! Thanx for sharing! - 21 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)