A delicious, earthy comfort food perfect for the winter, a dreary day, or a special occasion. Risotto can be made in infinite variations with different ingredients, but for this particular combination Shiitake mushrooms seem especially key. The recipe amounts to one dish but is prepared in two parts. It is best to do both parts in parallel, but the vegetables can be done first and set aside until needed. The veggies require one active burner; the risotto requires two active burners.