By Redneck Epicurean on February 24, 2007
Photo by Derf
Photo by Derf
"In college, my friend Angela and I went to visit her granny. She made this for us. It was the first time I'd ever experienced anything like it. It was delicious and her granny gladly gave me the recipe."
Serving Size: 1 (495 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"7-10 STARS!!! My only caveat is that I didn't use ALL the broth. I was shy about a cup, thinking I didn't want to over cook. Better over than under, I say. DELICIOUS DELICIOUS DELICIOUS. Smells amazing while cooking (after the wine, I used a champagne/sparkling wine). The chives and wine and butter are a winning combination. I used an oninon in place of 2 shallots. and canned mushrooms for half the mushrooms (not cooking them but adding them to the others) and a bit more parmesan cheese and slightly more chives. Don't forget the addition of salt and pepper, espically the pepper. USE ALL THE BROTH!!! One of my favorite recipes on the Zaar!"
"This was the first time I ever made risotto, and it truly came out restaurant-quality fantastic. Followed the recipe exactly, but browned some cubed prosciutto and added it at the very end with the shrooms - made a really amazing main dish. My more advanced-palate friend and my meat-and-potatoes boyfriend both loved it!!"
"Excellent recipe. I used some extra parmesan cheese (because I like it alot). Also, a good substitution is some goat-cheese in favor of the butter."
"Very good and easy risotto recipe. This recipe serves as a good base for variations. The second time I made it I added an step in between the mushrooms and shallots; sauteing a bunch of asparagus and finishing with the juice of one lemon. I left out the chives and added the zest of the lemon. Great lemon-asparagus risotto as well!"
"This was FANTASTIC! My husband and I fought over the last of it. I use cooking sherry instead of white wine. I could eat this every night of the week!"
"Great risotto! Didn't use all the broth either but I did use sliced shitake and oyster mushrooms (we have an Asian store and have reasonably priced fresh mushrooms). Shitake gave the dish a nice smoky flavor and the parmesan and butter rounded it out beautifully. I made a lot and didn't have any leftovers."
"I want to give this recipe 10 + stars. After cooking this awesome dish I felt like I was Gordon Ramsey. My family eats this as a side dish when ever I cook chicken marsala"
"This is an AMAZING recipe! We were wanting to use up the mushrooms that we had, an this was the perfect recipe! Tastes great with steak and broccoli; if I had one complaint, it would be that it is quite an arm workout, but it is deffinitely worth it in the end! So delicious, will make it again!"
"Delicious flavours! I am used to cooking my risotto very very slowly and only adding more liquid when the previous ladle had been fully absorbed. I found that by the time the rice had cooked and thickened up, I had around 1.5 cups of stock left so I did not add it in. I also added a handful of mushrooms to the rice mix after the first third of the stock had been absorbed - this changed the colour of the risotto and also made for a rich mushroom flavour. Again was a lovely recipe, thank you very much!"
"Great risotto! Easy to make and I even cheated and bought sliced mushrooms. Thanks for posting."
"Extremely time consuming for me but amazing recipe. DH gave 5 stars and said it's a keeper as long as it's once in a while. LOL! The only changes I made were adding 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 2 tablespoon shallots (instead of just 2 shallots) and I added half cup of parmesan cheese. Unfortunately, I only have half the amount of mushrooms but the next time I cook this, I will have the right amount! Thank you, RE!"
"First time making risotto ever! This recipe looked simple and yummy enough that I had to give it a try! My boyfriend is the risotto expert though and when he noticed that I was putting in 1/2 c ladles of broth, he told me it wasn't enough liquid and that I had to add just enough that it barely covers the rice. So I started doing that even though I was already half way thru my broth. It still turned out very well! The chives...I could barely taste/notice it? Is it just for color?"
"Love this! Unbelievably decadent risotto but oh so easy! Great recipe!"
"DW checked out the reviews and proceeded to follow the recipe exactly to see how it came out the first time following it exactly. It came out P-E-R-F-E-C-T for us. Man, was it delicious! Thanks! Tony"
"This was so delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, but added more parmesian since I love cheese so much. The chives actually added a great flavor, which was suprising. This will be my go- to risotto recipe. Thanks for posting!"
"Time consuming but tasty left out the chives and extra parmesan cheese"
"Wonderful! I use this as my go-to risotto recipe every time. No changes needed, but it lends itself well to interpretation."
"I've made risotto on several occasions previously and found this recipe to be pretty good. I was making it as a main dish, so I ended up doubling the amount of arborio rice used. I didn't double the rest of the ingredients- simply added a bit more broth, wine and shallots. I also used more parmesan because that's my favorite part about a risotto- the creaminess that comes from the cheese. This is a pretty straight forward recipe- a great comfort food main dish or side dish that's easy to make. Thanks for the recipe!"
"FANTASTIC! My first time making risotto (although I have had it copious times in restaurants). This is as good as a restaurant! Seeing it was my first go, I was hesitant to use all the mushrooms, so I halved them. I also can't lie, I added more wine (about double). And therefore didn't quite use all my broth. Also followed someone else's advice on here and added 3 cloves of garlic. This was a hit in my house. I will be making it again! Thanks, you made our day!"