Risotto is most often associated with Northern Italy, where rice production is more common. However, this version gets its distinctive flair from the inclusion of two classic flavors often associated with Tuscany: Porcini mushrooms and Pecorino Romano cheese.
This rustic mushroom risotto recipe follows the traditional “stand and stir” technique of making risotto. Although this approach takes a bit more time, the results are well worth it.
Tip: When making this recipe, be sure to use Arborio rice. Other types of rice won’t deliver the coveted rich, creamy texture this variety delivers. Most groceries stores carry Arborio rice, or you can easily find it online on sites such as Amazon (insert affiliate link, if desired).