A healthy and delicious dinner

Undated Handout Photo of Risotto With Mushrooms, from Elizabeth David On Vegetables by Elizabeth David, published by Quadrille, priced �20. See PA Feature FOOD Vegetarian Week. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Kristin Perers/Quadrille. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FOOD Vegetarian Week.
Undated Handout Photo of Risotto With Mushrooms, from Elizabeth David On Vegetables by Elizabeth David, published by Quadrille, priced �20. See PA Feature FOOD Vegetarian Week. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Kristin Perers/Quadrille. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FOOD Vegetarian Week.

Risotto with mushrooms

A quick and easy risotto for dinner in no time. Just follow our simple recipie and if you try it let us know what you think!

Ingredients:

(Serves 4)

300g Italian rice (try Arborio or risotto rice)]

1.25 litres/2 pints of vegetable stock, or chicken stock if you’re not vegetarian

1 wine glass of oil

1 medium onion chopped fine

2 cloves of garlic chopped

125g white mushrooms, cut into slices

Method:

1. Into a heavy saute pan put the oil, and as soon as it is warm put in the onion, the garlic and the mushrooms.

2. As soon as the onion begins to brown, add the rice and stir until it takes on a transparent look. This is the moment to start adding the stock, which should be kept just on the boil by the side of the fire.

3. Pour in about two cups at a time, and go on stirring and adding stock each time it has been absorbed. The whole process is done over a low flame, and in about 45-50 minutes, the risotto should be ready. It should be creamy, homogeneous, but on no account reduced to porridge. One must be able to taste each grain of rice although it is not separated as in pilau.

4. Grated Parmesan cheese is served with it, and sometimes stirred in before bringing the risotto to the table.

Remember!

A risotto must be eaten immediately it is ready, and cannot be kept warm in the oven, steamed over a pan of boiling water, or otherwise kept waiting.