How to Make a Basic Mushroom Risotto
Preparing a basic mushroom risotto doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. No, this is how I would prepare it during the week and use button mushrooms or whatever I had on hand. If I want to step this dish up to something more “special”, I would look for some exotic wild mushrooms like fresh chanterelles or hen of the woods. I may also introduce a little black truffle to give it that earthy taste.
Reluctant Gourmet’s Tip
Mushrooms should be wiped off with a damp cloth and not washed under the faucet since they are like sponges and will absorb the water.