Its Autumn and time to bring out the mushrooms, cream and parmesan, right?
I know that most people think stirring a pot for 20 minutes continuously sounds like a really (really) bad idea, but I tend to differ.
Yes, risotto needs your attention but I love the payoff of creating a dish that I know everyone will love, it makes great leftovers (think arancini balls!) and there is minimum washing up.
It’s decadent, it’s super easy and it’s packed with flavour.
I love the packs of chopped mixed mushrooms you can buy, ensuring you get all the flavour from the different types of mushrooms. If this is not available to you, I would tend to go for chestnut mushrooms rather than white button, because we are whizzing up the mushrooms I would not bother with the really expensive mushrooms like oyster or shiitake.