I’m all about comfort foods these days, especially when it is a bone-chilling 4 degrees outside. Like most of the country, I want to hibernate from the intense cold (even that is an understatement!) And frigid days like these means you deserve something that is hearty, filling, and will keep you warm through a cold night. For me, risotto is the king of all comfort foods!
This dish doesn’t exactly fall into the healthy category, as there is some butter involved (Mmm Mmm is right!), but it can be worse. With the earthy flavors of the dried porcini and wild mushrooms, you’d hardly realize that the meat is missing. Also, this risotto is so creamy without the addition of cream; the creaminess comes from the starch released when you patiently stir the rice, add more broth, and stir, and add more broth, and so forth.
I totally recommend you make this to ward off the winter chill.
My only regret is that I made enough to last only one meal. You know what the leftovers are good for? Fried rice balls!