It's perfect that I made this entree on #MeatlessMonday which I have been wanting to do for a while. If you aren't aware, meatless Monday is something I found on Twitter that is a trend since 2003 to get people to cut meat from their diet one day a week and see that vegetarian eatin' ain't all that bad and actually good for you!
I have never made Risotto before or cooked Arborio rice but after reading the recipe, it seemed easy enough. I must confess I used canned mushrooms because my fresh ones went bad before I could use them. (sad day) Honestly the flavor was still there. I drained and cooked them in the pan for a bit to rid more of the water and let them brown a bit.
Staller Estates Winery in Delavan/Whitewater that was used to cook the rice and drink with the meal. I highly recommend the Horizon Cuvée for this recipe. It's my second favorite, Estate Blanc is number one and is divine!
Please share your risotto recipes with me or good places in southeastern Wisconsin to try it.