I love risotto. Along with mashed potatoes, it is probably my favorite side dish. Yeah, I get that both are loaded with calories, and I am not even going to pretend that I made some "light" version. Nope. This is straight up gooey goodness, with mushrooms thrown in the middle.
The first time I made this dish was -- shoot -- two years ago maybe? Whenever it was is not the point though. The fact that it was my first true meal I cooked that called for more than four steps was really the kicker. I took a Tyler Florence recipe and made it happen.
That, my friends, was victory.
A nice, savory victory.