Risotto is a classic Italian dish made with arborio rice that’s cooked to a creamy consistency. Unlike Russian versions of rice porridge (kasha), Risotto is made without milk. The warm, rich texture of the dish makes it a perfect appetizer or entree for the cold winter months.
While it’s relatively simple to prepare, it does take some practice to get the balance of the ingredients just right.
Risotto is very sensitive to timing and requires attention during the cooking process. That said, the end result is well worth the work you will invest. Follow the instructions below to get started with a basic chicken and wild mushrooms recipe. As you perfect the dish, try to experiment with various herbs, spices and veggies to make it uniquely YOURS.