Risotto is a creamy Italian rice dish usually made with Arborio rice. It can be a little time consuming but it's worth it. This is a dish that will impress guests. I used Baby Bella mushrooms, but you can use crimini, portobello, porcini or a combination of all three.
2cupsBaby Bella mushrooms(sliced)
8cupsfat free chicken stock(or vegetable stock)
salt and pepper
1/2cupgrated parmesan cheese
Heat chicken stock in a small pot and keep on low heat.
In a medium size heavy sauce pan, saute garlic in 1 tsp olive oil.
Add mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook 1 minute.
Add 1/2 cup of the chicken stock and let the mushrooms cook about 4 minutes. Set aside.
Add butter to the pan and set flame to medium-low heat. Add shallots, sauté about 1 minute.
Add rice mixing well until well coated and translucent, about 2 minutes.
Add wine, salt and pepper and mix well until it is absorbed into the rice.
Ladle 1 cup stock into rice and mix until all stock is absorbed, add another ladle, and continue adding and stirring until all broth is absorbed, about 20-25 minutes.
Add mushrooms, parmesan cheese and parsley, mix well and serve.