Anyone catch the Gilmore Girls reference there? What would the Barefoot Contessa Do? Haha well that's beside the point. On New Years Day I really wanted to make risotto, so we got out Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics and made her Wild Mushroom Risotto. It.was.so.delicious! I finished the leftovers last night.
Because the mushroom water was used from soaking the dried mushrooms, it really had a great, natural flavor to it. It was so decadent and yes, took a little bit of work, but was so delicious. Definitely eat it al dente!
Just a note, we left out the safron and only used dried mushrooms since we didn't have any fresh on hand. We also added some onions for more flavor.
Find the recipe here or in your Back to Basics book!